Data Briefs


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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The Impact of Automation on Black Jobs

Almost a quarter of African-American workers are concentrated in just 20 occupations that are at high risk to automation, such as cashiers, retail salespersons, cooks, and security guards. The 20 occupations with a high risk of automation over the next 10-20 years (80-99 percent) that employ the most African Americans account for 24.1 percent of…

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Ensuring Energy for Low-Income Households of Color

 Today, the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies released Ensuring Energy for Low-Income Households of Color. Click here to read the 9-page brief. Key points: Many low-income Americans are forced to choose between energy and basic needs like food and medicine. Black, Latino, and Native American households are disproportionately affected. Recently, Congress has…

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How to Reduce Long Lines to Vote—Joint Center Policy Brief

Click here for a printable PDF. Read news coverage of the report in Fusion. BY SPENCER OVERTON & JENALYN SOTTO The Problem Wait times to vote are longer for people of color. In November 2012, some polling places in communities of color had wait times of up to 7 hours. Nationwide, average wait times to…

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