Advancing Workforce Equity

The Advancing Workforce Equity project is a multi-year collaboration between the National Equity Atlas, the National Fund for Workforce Solutions, and Burning Glass Technologies, with support from JPMorgan Chase. We define workforce equity as a labor market in which racial income gaps are eliminated, all jobs are good jobs, and everyone who wants to work has access to family-supporting employment.

On January 26, 2021, we released five regional reports:

This project includes 12 reports (two national reports and 10 local reports) bringing together the unparalleled equity data disaggregation of the National Equity Atlas, the real-time labor market analytics of Burning Glass Technologies, and the local wisdom and insights of leaders working on the ground to advance workforce equity and build an inclusive economy.

National Reports

Our national-level reports provide disaggregated data on racial inequities in workforce outcomes, the economic impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic, and the projected effects of automation on US workers and jobs, disaggregated by race and ethnicity.

Local Reports

At the local level, we have partnered with the National Fund for Workforce Solutions and members of its national network of workforce practitioners in the following regions: the Bay Area, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, and Seattle. We worked closely with local leaders to analyze tailored workforce data, identify the key drivers of inequity, and prioritize actionable strategies to advance equity through their policy efforts, programs, and investments. This series of reports will serve as the basis for long-term equity-focused efforts.

Five local reports are forthcoming for the Columbus, Detroit, Los Angeles, Miami, and Nashville regions.