The announcement by Gov. Larry Hogan that he will end the federal subsidies for unemployment disproportionately affects women and people of color. According to Oxfam America, women in Maryland make up 35% of workers making $15 per hour or less. The percentages for people of color are even more daunting with 51.5% of Hispanics, 37.7% of Black people, and 30.5% of Asian people making $15 per hour or less. Compare that to only 27.6% of white people earning $15 per hour or less.
Gov.’s Decision on Unemployment Benefits Hurts Women, Children and People of Color
June 10, 2021