‘The social consequences are entirely explosive’: Black people respond as new analysis suggests 40% black youth unemployment rate

Written by Staff Writer at the Voice-Online

Published on 12th April 2021

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 “Spiralling black youth unemployment. This is a crisis of institutional racism.” – Diane Abbott, the Shadow Home Secretary

 The Office of National Statistics (ONS) reported that 40% of Black people between the ages 16-24 were unemployed between October to December 2020 in the UK. In contrast, only 12% of white people of the same age group were unemployed during this period. Currently, Black workers of this age group are three times more likely to face unemployment than white workers. The number of Black youths unemployed is the same now as it was during the Brixton Riots in 1981.

 These figures were released after the controversy following the publication of the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities, which claimed there was little to no evidence that institutional racism operated in the UK.

 Lee Jasper, former policing director for London and chairman of the London Race and Criminal Justice Consortium, commented that the higher levels of unemployment facing Black British youths may incite more Black Lives Matter protests across the UK.

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