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Phoebe Silag or Karen Conner
Asian Americans continue to suffer most from long-term unemployment
The latest data on Asian American unemployment, released today by the Economic Policy Institute, show that for the second year in a row unemployed Asian Americans had the largest share of workers who were unemployed long-term, i.e. for six months or more. This supplement to the previously released Unfairly Disadvantaged?, presents 2011 data, the most up-to-date yearly unemployment data available for Asian American workers.
The new data show that 2011 was largely a continuation of the Asian American unemployment situation from 2010. When comparing unemployment rates between whites and Asian Americans with the same education levels of at least a bachelor’s degree, Asian Americans have a higher unemployment rate than white workers
The Economic Policy Institute (EPI) is an independent, nonprofit think tank that researches the impact of economic trends and policies on working people in the United States.
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