UCLA Labor Center

Project Publications

Essential Stories: Black Worker COVID-19 Economic Health Impact Survey

2022

This report finds that the current economic restructuring triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic is compounding the Black jobs crisis in Southern California, and suggests recovery for this community will take at least a decade without government intervention.

Dismantling Disparity: Breaking Barriers to Employment

2021

This research brief by CARE At Work states that the COVID-19 pandemic has compounded the systemic discrimination Black workers have long faced. Authors note it is imperative that state and federal funding allocated to workforce development prioritize addressing the barriers that impact many Black workers.