Disproportionally high rates of unemployment. A low-wage job market with racial discrimination. High cost of living. These barriers to economic security have long existed for Black Washingtonians, but in recent years have taken on new forms. A staggering 21% unemployment rate peaked in 2010 and remains high today, while studies show that Black job applicants are less likely to get hired even with a college degree. The release of a new study, “Creating an Equitable Future for Black Washingtonians”, uncovers this startling research and much more. The study also identifies multiple solutions for improving opportunities for Blacks in our state. Download the Economic Security excerpt from the study, attend an upcoming webinar, and learn how you can help us start the conversation to strengthen our state’s economic and civic future by visiting http://www.BlacksWA.org.

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