Closing the employment gaps for race, gender, and education could mean the US reaches 190 million workers by 2031, or about 28 million more jobs than CBO's projections, the authors found.
"Employment gaps by age, education, and especially race are strongly responsive to current labor market conditions, as reflected in the unemployment rate."
The unemployment rate for Black workers is 9.2% and 5.2% for white workers as of June 2021.
Historically, this includes Black Americans, women, and less educated workers.
Mason notes we also need to improve childcare to get women back in the labor market, as care disproportionately falls on women.
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