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Further to Go: Job Creation in African American Communities
Michael R. Wenger
Ying Li, Ph.D.
April 2013

This Issue Brief, one of a series on African American employment that the Joint Center will publish in the coming months, is also Part 1 of a larger Joint Center report entitled, “Building a Healthy Economy: Creating Employment Opportunity and Equity.” This brief examines and analyzes data from the 25 states with substantial African American populations. Subsequent briefs will focus on data from the 18 cities with African American mayors and African American populations over 100,000 and on industries and occupations with significant employment opportunities for African Americans. Additional elements of the report will include components on emerging health sector employment opportunities as a result of the Affordable Care Act, green jobs related to energy efficiency, and the Internet’s impact on job search.

For more detailed information on the 25 states included in this study, download the appendix.

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