Historically, racialized Canadians have had higher participation levels within the labour marker however they still continue to experience higher levels of unemployment and earn less income in comparison to non-racialized Canadians.

Based on 2016 census Canada data, Black peoples currently have the highest unemployment rate at 12.5% nationally. This rate is higher than the unemployment rates for other visible minorities as well as the rate for non-minorities.

The ACB Network wants to focus on employment equity and on ensuring that ACB identified people in the region have equal economic opportunities.

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