BME graduates more likely to be unemployed.

‘Black, Asian and minority ethnic graduates are two and a half times more likely to be unemployed than white degree-holders, according to the TUC.

In an analysis of the 2015 Office for National Statistics’ Labour Force Survey, the trade union federation found that while the unemployment rate for white graduates was 2.3 per cent, 5.9 per cent of BME workers with degrees were unemployed.

This gap increased for those qualified to A level or equivalent, with the rate of unemployment rising to 14 per cent among BME workers, compared with 4.5 per cent for white workers.

For both groups, unemployment peaks for workers with entry-level skills. However, BME workers are 2.1 times more likely to be unemployed than white workers at this level, with an unemployment rate of almost 20 per cent.’ – Times Higher Education

 

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