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Rally Aims To Highlight Racial Employment Disparities In Metro Area

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) -- A report to be released on Thursday aims to highlight employment disparities in the Twin Cities.

The groups Neighborhoods Organizing for Change, the Center for Popular Democracy, and the Economic Policy Institute say they plan to hold a rally at the Neighborhoods Organizing for Change offices on Thursday afternoon to draw attention to the racial differences between wages and jobs available here.

The groups say that, though the economy is adding jobs, the unemployment rate among black residents in the Twin Cities metro area is nearly four times that of white residents.

The groups said that the racial disparities on display in Minnesota are "among the worst in the nation."

The rally is scheduled for 3 p.m.

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