In June 2012 approximately 155,163,000 people were in the labor force (those actively employed or seeking employment). With a total U.S. working-age population of approximately 243 million individuals, the labor force participation rate currently stands at 63.8 percent. Out of those 155 million individuals in the labor force, 142,415,000 are currently employed, with unemployment hovering around 8.2 percent.
Breaking it down by race and ethnicity, approximately 99,945,000 (64 percent) in the labor force are non-Hispanic white; 24,679,000 (16 percent) are Hispanic; 18,758,000 (12 percent) are African American; and 8,202,000 (5 percent) are Asian. Approximately 4,801,000 people (3 percent) in the labor force do not identify in any of these racial or ethnic categories.
With that being said, take a look at the pros and cons of working in a Black Office.
12 Pros and Cons of Working in a Majority Black Office
1. Pro: Working with black people1 of 12
2. Con: Working with black people2 of 12
3. Pro: The office parties always have a "Soul Train" line with good dancing.3 of 12
4. Con: You are bound to get in the middle of your friends at work's argument.4 of 12
5. Pro: The food is excellent at the potlucks.5 of 12
6. Pro: The office party DJ always plays great music (The Wobble, TJ Shuffle, Electric Slide, etc.).Source: 6 of 12
7. Con: You can never claim racial bias/discrimination.7 of 12
8. Pro: You can openly celebrate black victories in politics, trials, etc.8 of 12
9. Con: You might end up dating a co-worker and then you end having to deal with he/she at work.9 of 12
10. Pro: You always have someone to recap the latest episode of "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" with.10 of 12
11. Pro: You don't have to use your "other" voice all day.11 of 12
12. Pro: Everybody "gets it".12 of 12
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