Ethnic minority disadvantage in the Labour Market

Ethnic minority disadvantage in the Labour Market: Joseph Rowntree Foundation

  • Ethnic inequalities in labour market participation have persisted over time; between 2001 and 2011, there remained considerable differences between ethnic groups in employee, self-employed, and unemployment rates.
  • In terms of unemployment, the overwhelming picture is one of continuing ethnic minority disadvantage compared with the White British majority group.
  • There is considerable variability in unemployment rates between places for each ethnic group, as well as between ethnic groups.
  • For those in employment, at the national level ethnic minority groups are most unevenly spread across occupation types.
  • Analysis of Local Enterprise Partnerships highlight that occupational segregation is often higher for men than women.
  • In all locations, mid-skilled occupations are commonly under-represented among ethnic minority groups.
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