The New York Times mapped the employment statistics of men aged 25 to 54 in every census tract in the U.S. The bottom line is that fewer men are working compared to decades past.
On the whole, however, it’s vastly more common today than it was decades ago for prime-age men not to be working. Across the country, 16 percent of such men are not working, be they officially unemployed or outside of the labor force — disabled, discouraged, retired, in school or taking care of family. That number has more than tripled since 1968.
The data for Rochester is scary. There are census tracts in Rochester where more than half of men in this age group are unemployed. About two-thirds of men in some northeast city neighborhoods are not working.
This statistic should be cause for alarm on a number of levels.
Links of the Day:
– Did New York City police officers plant guns on innocent suspects? There are similarities among cases.
– Video surfaces of a Buffalo police officer beating a man.
– Following Rochester’s lead, Syracuse bishop considers outing priests with credible sexual abuse accusations against them.
– Micro-units are coming to Rochester’s Alexander Park development.
– Stimulants are common for children on Medicaid.
– School discipline for girls varies by race and hue.
– The journalist uninvited to Syracuse University has died.
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