March 21, 2012

The Demographics of the Jobs Recovery

Hispanics and Asians are gaining jobs at a faster rate in the economic recovery than are blacks and whites, immigrants are outpacing the native born, and men are faring better than women. For the most part, the disparate trends reflect the rapidly changing demographics of the U.S. workforce. Groups whose populations are growing faster have seen bigger employment gains. For all groups, the share of the working-age population with jobs is still as low as it was at the end of the recession.