Despite 3.7% Unemployment, Labor Market Inequities Mean Retirement Insecurity For Many

The Bureau of Labor Statistics released its latest labor market data on October 5. The overall numbers look good. The labor market added 134,000 new jobs in September 2018, continuing a record streak of job creation, and the unemployment rate fell to 3.7%.

Yet, the data also show persistent trouble spots that can make it harder for some people to save for retirement than for others. Importantly, since labor market weaknesses are unevenly distributed by race, ethnicity, education and gender, they underscore the challenges in addressing the retirement crisis.

This article was originally published in Forbes.