Unemployment in Native American communities

By Lynn Koh
Nov 22, 2010

The Economic Policy Institute has just come out with a report looking at racial disparities in unemployment, focused on Native American communities. As these numbers do not often get reported, I thought it would be good to highlight them:

•  From the first half of 2007 to the first half of 2010, the American Indian unemployment rate nationally increased 7.7 percentage points to 15.2%. This increase was 1.6 times the size of the white increase.

•  By the first half of 2010, the unemployment rate for Alaska Natives jumped 6.3 percentage points to 21.3%—the highest regional unemployment rate for American Indians.

You can read the whole report here.

The views expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of the entire War Times project

Lynn Koh is a long-time activist in the anti-war movement, and is a labor organizer in the Bay Area.

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