Study: 2022’s State Economies with the Most Racial Equality

Staff Report

Thursday, June 23rd, 2022

With the unemployment rate at 6.2% for black people compared to 3.2% for white people, WalletHub today released its report on the State Economies with the Most Racial Equality, along with accompanying videos and audio files

In order to determine which states have the most racial equality in terms of employment and wealth, WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across eight key metrics. Our data compares the difference between white and black Americans in areas such as annual income, unemployment rate and homeownership rate. Below, you can see highlights from the report, along with a WalletHub Q&A.

Most Equality 

Least Equality

1. Alaska

42. Pennsylvania

2. New Mexico

43. Ohio

3. Arizona

44. North Dakota

4. Hawaii

45. Louisiana

5. Texas

46. Michigan

6. Washington

47. Minnesota

7. Florida

48. Iowa

8. South Dakota

49. Wisconsin

9. Kentucky

50. Illinois

10. Colorado

51. District of Columbia

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