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Two steps back: COVID-19 derails labor-force progress by Black Americans

After a decade-long economic expansion, Black Americans had nearly closed the gap on white Americans in labor-force participation. The pandemic undid all that progress. Flip through the interactive to further examine Black workers’ underrepresentation and pay gaps in 20 large occupations.

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To read the article, see “America 2021: The opportunity to advance racial equity,” February 17, 2021.