Bureau of Labor Statistics related articles

Racial Differences in Higher Education Spending Have Little to Do With Race

Racial Differences in Higher Education Spending Have Little to Do With Race

In comparing Black and White families of similar income, wealth, educational background etc., the Bureau of Labor Statistics found there were almost no differences in the amounts spent on higher education.

Racial Differences in Union Membership and Wages

Racial Differences in Union Membership and Wages

In 2013, there were 2,081,000 African American union members, some 13.6 percent of all African American workers. For union members, Blacks earned 80.9 percent of the wages earned by Whites.

Unemployment Rate Drops, But the Racial Gap Persists

Unemployment Rate Drops, But the Racial Gap Persists

In December, 11.9 percent of African Americans were unemployed. This is double the White rate of 5.9 percent. This 2-to-1 Black unemployment rate compared to the rate for Whites has been constant for many decades.