Big Gap in Employment Rate for Minorities; JOBS

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Big Gap in Employment Rate for Minorities; JOBS


The gap between the employment rate for ethnic minorities and the general population is still "significant" and could take 30 years to eliminate, according to an official report.

Despite some progress in closing the gap, the employment rate was 60 per cent for ethnic minorities, compared with 74 per cent for the population as a whole, said the National Audit Office.

The difference is only 1.3 per cent lower than 20 years ago and is estimated to cost the UK economy pounds 8.6 billion a year.

The reasons given for the lower levels of employment included discrimination and unequal treatment of ethnic minorities and the fact that some lived in deprived areas with high jobless rates.

Schemes introduced by the Department for Work and Pensions in recent years to tackle the gap had cost pounds 40 million to find 15,500 jobs and had now been discontinued, said the report.

One of the consequences of lower employment rates was increased levels of poverty, highlighted by the fact that 19 per cent of the white population lived in low-income households compared with 56 per cent of the Pakistani and Bangladeshi population.

The number of Pakistani and Bangladeshi children living in low-income households was 60 per cent compared with 23 per cent for white children.

Tim Burr, the newly-appointed comptroller and auditor general, said: "Some progress has been made in tackling unemployment rates within ethnic minority groups, but the reality is that over recent years, while there has been a slow but steady improvement, the overall reduction in the employment gap has been modest. …

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