Posts tagged "labor force"

Why the widening wealth gap is no big surprise to Chicago

Why the widening wealth gap is no big surprise to Chicago
Big and terrible news yesterday: the wealth gap between white people and minorities is widening. It was already wide – enormous, in fact. But it’s gotten worse. Take a look at the graph at the top. Every group has taken a hit since 2005 because of the recession. But the net worth of Hispanic and... Read more »

Second City or dead last? Half a population without a job

What if one out of every two adults you knew didn’t work? For some communities in Chicago, that’s not just a hypothetical situation. As we finish our series on racial disparities in our city, compared with the 10 largest cities in the country, take a look at the number of people not working in Chicago... Read more »