Economic Policy


Joint Center Economic Policy Director Writes Twitter Thread on November Jobs Report and Black Workers

On November 2, Economic Policy Director Jessica Fulton spent her first #JobsDay at the Joint Center crafting a Twitter thread discussing Black workers in relation to the November jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. During her thread, Jessica pointed out key statistics such as “In 2017 Black workers made up 17.3 percent of health care and social assistance, 10.1 percent of workers in the manufacturing industry, 6.1 percent of construction, and 20.8 percent of transportation and warehousing.”At the same time of Jessica’s Twitter thread, the Joint Center’s Workforce Director Harin Contractor hosted a live discussion on the jobs report. Check it out here.
Jessica Twitter thread can be found here.

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The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, America’s Black think tank, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 1970 and based in Washington, DC. The Joint Center's mission is to inform and illuminate the nation's major public policy debates through research, analysis, and information dissemination in order to improve the socioeconomic status of Black communities in the United States; expand their effective participation in the political and public policy arenas; and promote communication and relationships across racial and ethnic lines to strengthen the nation's pluralistic society.