Publication | US Government Accounting Office fact sheet

Equal Employment Opportunity

Wayne Upshaw and Patrick Redmon

September 16, 1994

Equal Employment Opportunity: Displacement Rates, Unemployment Spells, and Reemployment Wages by Race

Despite many federal efforts to provide equal employment opportunities regardless of race, such as the Civil Rights Act of 1991, economic outcomes for African Americans persistently lag behind those of whites in the United States. This fact sheet examines data from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to determine whether African Americans were uniquely affected by the 1990-91 recession and whether the emphasis on overall progress in minority employment has caused many employers to overlook the specific employment situation of African Americans.

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