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Minority ethnic workers in UK twice as likely to be unemployed as whites

Some of Britain's most disadvantaged minority ethnic groups are more than twice as likely to be unemployed than their white counterparts, official figures released on Wednesday show.<p>The Department for Work and Pensions found the unemployment rate for whites aged 16-24 was 19% last September.<p>The …

Rising unemployment for UK's ethnic minorities: who's affected?

Historically, unemployment among ethnic minority groups has consistently been higher than that for the UK as a whole - but the latest data shows that it is rising.<p>Between 2012 and 2013, unemployment levels for the UK as a whole and for white ethnic groups remained constant - at 8% and 7% …

Ethnic minority voters: identity politics

As usual, some of the figures are open to debate. The implications for the political parties are not. The centre-right thinktank Policy Exchange grabbed headlines this week by saying, in a new report, that ethnic minorities will make up a third of Britain by 2050. In fact, this was how some …

Ethnic minorities, employment and social mobility: see the research findings

Britain's ethnic minorities are facing barriers to social mobility and job opportunities, according to a findings from a report by the University of Manchester that will be presented to the House of Lords in a meeting sponsored by Baroness Prashar on Thursday.<p>Despite levels of educational …

Ethnic minorities face barriers to social mobility and job opportunities

Britain's ethnic minorities still face significant barriers to social mobility despite many having better qualifications than their white counterparts, according to researchers at the University of Manchester.<p>Chinese, Indian, Irish, Bangladeshi and black African students are now outperforming their …

Cameron will lose election on ethnic minority vote: Muslim ex-minister

LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister David Cameron’s Conservatives will lose next year’s election because they have neglected ethnic minority voters, Britain’s first Muslim cabinet minister, who last week resigned over the government’s Gaza policy, warned on Sunday.<p>Britain's Prime Minister David …