Advancing Workforce Equity in Dallas and Collin Counties: A Blueprint for Action


In Dallas and Collin counties, Texas, 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 Pathways to Work at the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas, 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 40 percent of the region’s workers hold good jobs, that White workers with only a high school diploma earn on average the same wages as Black or Latinx workers with an associate’s degree, and that eliminating racial inequities in income could boost the combined economy of Dallas and Collin counties by $115 billion a year. Finally, it outlines a blueprint for action to advance workforce equity, informed by the data and crafted by local leaders. Download the report.

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Media: New Research Highlights Racial Disparities in the Workforce in Dallas and Collin Counties and Makes Actionable Recommendations for Equitable Economic Recovery (Yahoo Finance) 


Abbie Langston
Abbie Langston