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Study by UIC’s Great Cities Institute Featured in Chicago Tribune Article About Unemployment Rates

Mar 11, 2016

A study by the University of Illinois at Chicago's Great Cities Institute, headed up by Teresa Cordova, LAS professor in the Department of Sociology, was featured in a Chicago Tribune article entitled “Nearly Half of Young Black Men in Chicago Out of Work, Out of School.” The article discusses the Great Cities Institute’s report, which shows that the numbers for Illinois as a whole and Chicago specifically are much worse than Chicago’s “big-city peers.”

“ ‘Conditions of joblessness are chronic, concentrated and comparatively worse than elsewhere in the country,’ said Teresa Cordova, director of the Great Cities Institute. She called the prevalence of jobless among black males ‘definitely at crisis proportions.’ ”

To find out more, please visit the full article at the Chicago Tribune’s website here.