By Mikaya Thurmond

April 26, 2020

With millions of people out of work, countless businesses are experiencing financial uncertainty. Research reveals this uncertainty is even more acute for minorities.

Data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that minority groups are more likely to work in low-wage jobs, which are vulnerable to layoffs during the coronavirus pandemic.

NC unemployment office promises 800 more people answering phones by the end of the week

Henry McKoy, the director of entrepreneurship at North Carolina Central University School of Business, understands that most of the financial struggles in minority communities existed long before we knew about the coronavirus.

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