Tag: 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 »