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Focus on Employment: Additional resources

Our Racism and the Economy: Focus on Employment event looks at issues related to occupational segregation, discriminatory practices, and employment law. We have curated a collection of additional resources that focus on the topics of racism, employment, and their effects on the economy.

Jump to: Introduction | Racial disparities in employment | Racial disparities in earnings | Disparate racial impacts of COVID-19 | Racial disparities in who benefits from a growing economy | Non-Federal Reserve System Publications/Resources

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Introduction: The context for racial disparities in the labor market

Racial Equity Primer

Article | Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

Racial Disparities in the Labor Market

Article | Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Ask Us Anything: Racial Equity and the Future of Workforce Development

Webinar video & Q&A | Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta


Racial disparities in earnings


Disparate racial impacts of COVID-19

The Relationship Between Race, Type of Work, and Covid-19 Infection Rates

Working paper | Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Introducing the Unemployment Claims Monitor and Tracking Demographic Impact

Paper | Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Disparities and Mitigation Behavior during COVID-19

Working Paper | Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

The Effects of the Novel Coronavirus Pandemic on Service Workers in New England

Issue Brief | Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

COVID-19: A Deep Economic Crisis in Indian Country

Article | Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

Native Employment during COVID-19: Hit Hard in April but Starting to Rebound?

Article | Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

The Covid-19 Pandemic and Asian American Employment

Working Paper | Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Health Insurance and Essential Service Workers in New England: Who Lacks Access to Care for COVID-19?

Issue brief | Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

Racial disparities in who benefits from a growing economy

The Benefits of a Diverse and Inclusive Recovery

Speech Transcript | Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Racial Gaps in Labor Market Outcomes in the Last Four Decades and over the Business Cycle

Working paper | Federal Reserve Board of Governors

Toward a More Inclusive Economy

Webinar video & Transcript | Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland

A Tragic Reality of Hundreds of Years of Unequal Access and Unequal Treatment

Speech Transcript | Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

Okun Revisited: Who Benefits Most from a Strong Economy

Working paper | Federal Reserve Board of Governors

Non-Federal Reserve System Publications/Resources

Valerie Wilson's Keynote Slides from Racism and the Economy: Focus on Employment

Presentation slides | Valerie Wilson, Economic Policy Institute

Understanding the Legacy Costs of Segregation: A Path to Racial Equity

Video | Policy Summit 2019 | Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland