ethnic minorities

Ethnic minority unemployment now twice as high as average

Thu, 09/01/2014 - 12:37 -- nick

Unemployment among Britain's ethnic minority communities has continued to rise even as overall worklessness has gone down.

This is the finding of The Guardian, which shows through a datablog how the recent falls in unemployment have not been shared equally.

Ethnic minorities have consistently been more likely to be out of work than the white UK majority since large-scale immigration began, but the fact that the gap is growing is cause for concern.

Ethnic minority women face employment discrimination

Fri, 07/12/2012 - 12:56 -- nick

Some ethnic minority women are changing their names and removing hijabs when applying for jobs to beat discrimination, a parliamentary report by MPs and peers has found.

Many ethnic minority women experience unemployment at twice the average rate, and their levels of unemployment have failed to come down in decades.

The report, by the parliamentary group on race and community, suggests that a quarter of unemployment experienced by Pakistani, Bangladeshi and black British communities is due to prejudice and discrimination.

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