11/7/2013

Data show that the divide in labor-force participation among blacks, whites and Hispanics has remained almost constant for the past four decades, with Hispanic men working the most and white men seeing the lowest unemployment rates, Derek Thompson writes. "The numbers reveal a workforce stratified, if not calcified, by race, with whites seeing higher wages and lower unemployment, while blacks and Hispanics [are] constantly stuck behind them," he writes.

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