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National Origin Discrimination

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Thought for the Week

"We never asked for this system; it was imposed on us. Now, they are mismanaging our money--not appropriations or donations, but our own money--and we can't fire them. . . . All that's going to change. We are not going to let them off the hook. There has to be reform and restitution. There has to be justice. "

–Louise Sahagun, Tangled Trust Earns Wrath of Native Americans

List of the Week

from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

American Indians and Alaska Natives in the U.S. labor force

  • According to data from the Current Population Survey, the country’s 2.9 million American Indians and Alaska Natives (AIANs) accounted for 1.1 % of the U.S. civilian noninstitutional population age 16 and older in 2018.
  • The unemployment rate of AIANs was 6.6 %, considerably higher than the rate of 3.9 % for the country as a whole.
  • AIANs were less likely to be working —59.6 % of them participated in the labor force, compared with 62.9 % for the total population.
  • AIANs have had higher unemployment rates and lower labor force participation rates throughout the history of the series 

 

Top Five News Headlines

  1. Google Illegally Fired And Spied On Workers Who Tried To Organize, Labor Agency Says
  2. Kansas City Nursing Home to Pay $40,000 to Settle EEOC Pay Discrimination Claims
  3. A 4-Day Workweek for 5 Days’ Pay? Unilever New Zealand Is the Latest to Try
  4. EEOC Launches New Data Tool to Track Employment Trends
  5. Biden’s New Top Economist Has a Longtime Focus on Workers