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Monday, August 24, 2020  01:10 PM  (42)

EEO Report and Black Workers in the Pittsburgh Region

UCSUR has compiled a report on Black workers in the Pittsburgh region based on the most recent Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Tabulation periodically produced by the U.S. Census Bureau. The Census EEO Tabulation is sponsored by a consortium of federal agencies including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the U.S. Department of Labor (Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs), the U.S. Department of Justice, and the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). This and previous EEO tabulations serve  as the primary external benchmarks for comparing the race, ethnicity, and sex composition of an organization's internal workforce, and the analogous external labor market, within a specified geography and job category. This data is intended to also be used by organizations to develop and update their affirmative action plans. The report is available on the UCSUR web page. 

Report: EEO Employment Data by Occupation and Race for the Pittsburgh Region, August 2020. 

The full report compiled occupation data by race for workers in 22 major occupation groups and 483 detailed occupations for workers residing in the 7-county Pittsburgh Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). Across major occupation groups, Black-alone workers made up the highest percentage of workers in Healthcare Support Occupations (17.6%), followed by Community and Social Service Occupations (14.3%). Black-alone workers made up the lowest percentage of workers in Architecture and Engineering Occupations (2.4%) and Life Physical and Social Science Occupations (2.5%).

The report also uses data from the Quarterly Workforce Indicators to look at recent employment trends for Black workers in the Pittsburgh MSA.  QWI data show that over the decade prior to 2010, Black-alone workers remained consistently between 6.7% and 7.0% of all workers in the Pittsburgh region. However, since 2010 the proportion of Black-alone workers in the region has been steadily increasing and has increased to 8.4% of all regional workers in 2019.



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