Data & Research

An Introduction to the Future of Work in the Black Rural South

The Joint Center’s report, An Introduction to the Future of Work in the Black Rural South, is the first in a series of reports about Black Rural South and the future of work. We define the Black Rural South as 156 counties designated as rural by the USDA and have populations that are at least…

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Improving Training to Brighten the Future of Black Workers

The Joint Center’s fact sheet, Improving Training to Brighten the Future of Black Workers, summarizes the research that will be detailed in our forthcoming report, Evaluating African American Outcomes to Improve Workforce Training Programs. The report urges for better analysis and disclosure of outcomes by race to ensure that training programs are effective for African Americans. Effective…

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The Future of Work in The Black Rural South

The Joint Center’s fact sheet, The Future of Work in The Black Rural South, summarizes the research that will be detailed in our forthcoming three reports on rural counties with populations that are 35% Black or higher. Click the following for the… 4-page fact sheet

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Racial Differences on the Future of Work: A Survey of the American Workforce

Technological changes in the workplace are increasing productivity and opportunities for some American workers, displacing others, and requiring many to develop new skills. At the same time, demographic changes suggest that people of color will become the majority of the U.S. population between 2040 and 2050. In light of these factors, the perspectives of people…

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Policies to Help Black & Latino Businesses Use Mobile Apps to Grow

The Joint Center’s report, Policies to Help Black & Latino Businesses Use Mobile Apps to Grow, provides an introduction to policymakers, chambers of commerce, libraries, incubators, and other local institutions on how Black and Latino entrepreneurs can use apps to grow. Click on the following for the… 2-page executive summary 22-page full report Key Points:…

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Racial Diversity Among Top Staff of Congressional Delegations of Six States

The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies today released detailed reports on the troubling lack of racial diversity among the 167 top staff in the Washington, DC offices of six congressional delegations – Delaware, Maryland, Mississippi, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Virginia. The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies today released detailed reports on the…

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Racial Diversity Among Top House Staff

Today, the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies released Racial Diversity Among Top U.S. House Staff. The report examines racial diversity among top staff in Washington, DC offices of the U.S. House of Representatives. Click on the following for: A 2-page summary The full 37-page report An appendix of additional data Key findings: People…

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Digging Deeper: 2018 Senate Democratic Caucus Diversity Numbers

On July 16, 2018, the Senate Democratic Caucus released an update of demographic data on their staffs (their 2017 numbers are here). Our press release analyzed those offices with the greatest and least diversity among mid-level and top staff that represent states with diverse populations. The analysis below ranks the offices on their total diversity in the following categories: Top…

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Race & Jobs at High Risk to Automation

Innovation is changing America, from self-checkout lanes in grocery stores to driverless cars. New jobs will emerge, like technicians who service these technologies. Other jobs will be eliminated, such as some cashiers and drivers. To what extent are African Americans—whose unemployment rates are already twice as high as those of Whites—currently represented in jobs at…

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The Use of Digital Tools by Black and Latino Businesses

New Joint Center Survey: The Use of Digital Tools by Black and Latino Businesses As we become increasingly reliant upon our devices — from finding the nearest gas station with our navigation systems to paying for our coffee with a swipe of our phones, businesses of color need to do an internal check and ask…

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