Book: One Nation Underemployed: Jobs Rebuild America

Posted by National Urban League on May 5, 2014

One Nation, Unemployed
Nearly one out of five black and Latino workers are underemployed, according to the National Urban League’s recently released 2014 State of Black America report. The report’s equality index shows very slight overall improvements from last year, with a slight decline in economic equality.

About the Book
The 38th edition of the State of Black America®– One Nation Underemployed: Jobs Rebuild America – underscores a reality the National Urban League knows all too well – that the major impediments to equality, empowerment and mobility are jobs, access to a living wage and wealth parity. Amidst the discourse and debate about income inequality and other economic news-of-the-day, One Nation Underemployed: Jobs Rebuild America underscores the urgency of the jobs crisis—both un-and-under-employment—and how African Americans and other communities of color can recover from the losses of the Great Recession and forge a path to economic stability and upward mobility.

As the National Urban League continues to press the case for closing the growing divide in economic opportunity, the State of Black America presents the Equality Index™, an important tool for tracking racial equality in America, now in its tenth edition of the Black-White Index and its fifth edition of the Hispanic-White Index.

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