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While U.S. unemployment is at its lowest point in years, a new report shines a light on a racial disparity that’s especially prominent in Illinois. 

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The wage gap between teachers and other college grads has grown to a record 17 percent, a new study released this week has found. (Chicago 2016 / Flickr)

With a growing need for educators and a dwindling pool of qualified workers, teachers have seen their wages diverge significantly from their fellow college-educated professionals, according to a new report.