Advancing Workforce Equity in the Bay Area: A Blueprint for Action

Overview

n the nine-county Bay Area, as in the rest of the nation, deep racial inequities are built into the regional economy. This report, produced in partnership with Burning Glass Technologies, the National Fund for Workforce Solutions, and ReWork the Bay, offers a comprehensive analysis of long-standing racial gaps in labor market outcomes, the economic impacts of Covid-19, and the racial equity implications of automation. It provides in-depth, disaggregated data on equity indicators and labor market dynamics, finding that only 47 percent of the region’s workers hold stable jobs, that White workers with only a high school diploma earn higher wages, on average, than Latinx workers with an associate’s degree, and that eliminating racial inequities in income could boost the Bay Area economy by $348 billion a year. Finally, it provides a blueprint for action to advance workforce equity informed by the data and crafted by local leaders. Download the report.

Additional resources:

Media: New Research Highlights Racial Inequities in the Bay Area Workforce and Makes Actionable Recommendations for Equitable Economic Recovery (PR Newswire)

Authors

Abbie Langston
Abbie Langston