ERIC Number: ED403343
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
The Job Seekers. A Spatial Analysis of the Employment Prospects Available to the Inner-City Unemployed.
Rosenberg, Sam; Theodore, Nikolas C.
This analysis of unemployment in Chicago (Illinois) focuses on geography as an aspect of employment accessibility. Part 1 analyzes the labor skills and employment needs of inner city unemployed using information from applications to the Chicago Urban League's Department of Employment, Counseling, and Training. The demographic characteristics of the unemployed in 1965-66 are compared to those of the unemployed in 1988-89. Current applicants are young and relatively well-educated when compared to those of 1965. They have work experience, but it is often in jobs of short duration. Those who are highly educated seem to have less access to professional positions than did similarly educated applicants 25 years ago, and comparably educated male applicants are more likely to work in unskilled jobs than were applicants 25 years ago. Manufacturing firms are more likely to provide long-term employment but the job base in the area is shifting to services, where jobs are generally short-term. Part 2 identified potential employment prospects in close proximity to Chicago inner-city unemployed by analyzing zones that can be reached by public transportation. The current public transportation system is poorly designed to meet the needs of the urban poor. Appendixes compare types of jobs and list the ZIP codes of two Chicago zones. (Contains 17 maps and 46 tables.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Chicago Urban League, IL.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois (Chicago)