Data & Research


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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