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AAPI Women Register Highest Long-Term Unemployment Rate During COVID-19

Women in Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) and other minority communities experienced the highest long-term unemployment rates resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, a recent analysis of UCLA statistics from 2020 revealed. 

Disproportionate figures: According to the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF), nearly half (44%) of all Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) women who lost their jobs last year have been out of work for over six months, reported The Hill.

Asian American Unemployment Skyrockets 6,900% in New York

For much of the previous decade, Asian Americans saw the lowest unemployment rate of any racial or ethnic group in the U.S. They also had the highest median household income, which translated to figures that reinforced perceptions of them as the “model minority.”

Unfortunately, this is no longer the picture in New York, at least, where the COVID-19 crisis has disproportionately impacted Asian Americans. In the last four weeks, some 147,000 workers from the group filed initial unemployment claims.

Japan Has an Insanely Low Jobless Rate, But the Country is Still Doomed

Japan has been making great strides in decreasing unemployment rates recently, but experts are warning of something terrible happening on the flip side.

According to government data released this week, the country’s jobless rate was at 2.8% in April for the third consecutive month, making it the lowest since 1994, the Japan Times reported. In addition, there were 148 positions for every 100 applicants, indicating a general surplus in available jobs.