Unemployment rates for Chicago’s young Black women doubled during pandemic, new study finds

Chalkbeat Chicago reporter Mila Koumpilova wrote on the GCI report titled Data Brief: Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Youth and Young Adult Employment in Chicago, Illinois, and the U.S. The article noted:

Matthew Wilson, an associate director at the Great Cities Institute at the University of Illinois and one of the report’s authors, said the increase in the jobless rate for Black women aged 20 to 24 — from 32% in 2019 to almost 60% in 2021 — was the study’s most staggering finding.

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