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Measuring America: Manufacturing
Gains in Wealth among Americans without College Degrees and Minorities
The Heavier Baggage of Immigrating while Black
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Issue: #497

October 16, 2017  

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Measuring America: Manufacturing in America

From: U.S. Census Bureau

Manufacturing plays a major role in our economy, with 11.4 million employees producing goods that we consume domestically or export abroad. 

In recognition of the fifth annual Manufacturing Day on October 7, 2016, the Census Bureau joined a group of public and private organizations in celebrating the importance of the manufacturing sector to the nation's economy. The nation relies on several key Census Bureau programs to track America's manufacturing industries, and the most recent year's data from some of these programs are highlighted.
Americans without college degrees and minorities showed greatest gains in wealth since 2013, new data shows
From: The Washington Post

Americans who were left behind as the country pulled out of the Great Recession - African Americans, Hispanics and people without college degrees - saw large gains in net worth over the past three years, the Federal Reserve reported recently.

But the improvements didn't narrow the inequality gap: the share of U.S. income held by the top 1 percent of households reached 24 percent in 2016, a record high, and the median net worth of white households, at $171,000, was nearly 10 times larger than for black households.

The Heavier Baggage of Immigrating while Black
From: Nonprofit Quarterly

Last month, Nonprofit Quarterly (NPQ) published a newswire by Carole Levine on the historic and pernicious role of color in the sorting of immigrants and refugees. Structural racism often operates under the cover of complexity. This veil, however, can be pierced through looking at systemic data, and that is what advocates for Black immigrants are trying to do even as both the issues of race and immigration are at a boiling point-striking as the iron is hot.

The Pew Research Center reports that, in 2016, 32 percent of all refugees that came to the United States were from Africa. Three countries - Democratic Republic of the Congo, Somalia and Eritrea - are the leading countries of origin. This number is even higher in 2017, with the New York Times reporting that 36 percent of all refugees resettled in the United States came from countries in Africa (primarily from six countries: Congo, Somalia, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Sudan and the Central African Republic).

Until Next Week,

Melanie Poulter
Census Information Center of Eastern Oklahoma


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