For Black Americans to have the same job prospects as whites, they often need to hold more-advanced credentials

From advanced-degree holders to high-school dropouts, Black workers have substantially higher unemployment rates at every level of educational attainment than white workersand the disparity has widened this year during the economic downturn caused by the coronavirus pandemic and related shutdowns.
The expanding gap signals Black Americans can expect to have a longer and slower recovery from the 2020 economic recession, regardless of whether they have attended college or not completed high school.