- Publisher: Action for Race Equality
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Young black men have consistently experienced more unemployment than young men of other ethnicities. In London in 2013, the employment rate for young black men was just 56%, compared to 81% for young white men. Though this disparity improved over the next two years, it has stagnated since March 2016. This disparity does not just reflect educational differences between the two groups – in 2015, young black graduates were also more likely to be unemployed than young white graduates one year after graduating (9.7% vs 4.6%).
The Moving on Up Initiative was set up to better understand this issue, and to tackle it directly. This report is an evaluation of the Moving on Up programme delivered by ARE, carried out by The Social Innovation Partnership.