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The Racial Jobs Gap: Who Benefits from New York’s Economic Growth

Dec 19, 2018

Good paying jobs are growing in every borough of the city, but many New Yorkers, especially low wealth New Yorkers of color, remain disconnected from those jobs.


While 57% of jobs in the City are good paying jobs, they are less likely to go to local residents of color. Communities of color are not only excluded from the City's economic boom, they are at greater risk of displacement as housing costs rise and access to good paying jobs remains limited.


The Racial Jobs Gap: Who Benefits from New York’s Economic Growth

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