Monday, January 25, 2016

Nearly half of young black men in Chicago are jobless, not going to school

Daniel Webster School,
West Side
Chicago's unionized schools have reaped a bitter harvest, as a study at the University of Illinois at Chicago discovered.

From Fox Chicago:
The study was done for the Alternative Schools Network. Researchers looked at employment numbers from 2014 and found that 41 percent of all blacks ages 20-24 in Chicago were out of work and out of school compared to 27 percent in New York City and 29 percent in Los Angeles.

And the problem was particularly acute for black men in Chicago where the percentage was 47 percent.
And things are worse in Detroit:

Related post:

Only 53 percent of Detroit working-age adults had a job in 2014

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