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WalletHub: Michigan Ranks Low In A Survey On Racial Equality & The Economy

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With protests against racial inequality taking place all across the nation and the black unemployment rate consistently above the rate for white people, WalletHub this week released its report on the State Economies with the Most Racial Equality.  WalletHub officials say Michigan didn’t do too good, according to their survey.

“Number one would be the best here, 51st including D.C. would be the worst. So, 46 means there is a lot of room for improvement when it comes to racial equality, specifically as it relates to its economy.”

Jill Gonzalez is a WalletHub analyst.  She says in order to determine which states have the most racial equality in terms of employment and wealth, WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across eight key metrics.

“Where honestly, Michigan did not do well across the board, those include the income gap, as well as labor force, participation rate gap, unemployment rate, home ownership rate, poverty rate, homeless rate and the share of executives within the economy as well.”

Gonzalez says Unemployment is where Michigan scored the worst.

“For unemployment for instance, Michigan ranked the third worst in the country, has the biggest unemployment rate in the country, the gap between whites and blacks.”

Gonzalez says their sources for the survey include the U.S. Census Bureau, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.  She adds, you can find the full report at WalletHub.com