The May labor report saw a decrease in unemployment from 6.1% to 5.8%. However, unemployment in the African American community remains at 9.1%.
Ebony McMorris asked Labor Secretary Marty Walsh what the Biden Administration plans for communities of color. Secretary Walks says President Biden has made equity a priority in his jobs plan, including signing an executive order to ensure all cabinets are focused on equity and opportunities for Black Americans.
.@POTUS‘ plan to invest $30 billion in small business initiatives will reduce barriers to small business ownership for people of color.— Secretary Marty Walsh (@SecMartyWalsh) June 8, 2021
Helping more POC realize their entrepreneurial dreams is a step towards reducing the racial wealth gap and building an inclusive economy.
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