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July 1991

Job displacement: black and white workers compared

Lori G. Kletzer

Black workers bore a relatively heavier burden of wide spread job displacement during the 1980's because of the industries and occupations in which they were concentrated; they also were less likely to be reemployed and were out of work longer. This article reports on one potentially troubling aspect of job displacement: racial differences in postdisplacement labor market outcomes.

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