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Monthly Latino Employment Report: The Effects of Budget Battles on Latino Employment
A national employment data report was published on March 1, 2013, the same day that deep across-the-board cuts to federal programs, known as sequestration, were set to take effect unless Congress acted. This report contains ...
Monthly Latino Employment Report: Latinos in the Poultry Industry
Poultry processing is notorious for its high injury rates, which hurt workers' hands, wrists, and backs. A new proposed rule from the U.S. Department of Agriculture would increase the risks to workers in the name of food safety.
Monthly Latino Employment Report: The Price of Luxury
Latinos represent a significant share of workers in the hotel and accommodation industry. This industry has posted mainly positive employment growth over the past six months. However, low wage and high injury rates for ...
Monthly Latino Employment Report: Young Latinos in the Workforce
As the largest and fastest-growing minority group and a population characterized by its youthfulness, Latinos compose an increasingly important segment of the U.S. economy. Unemployment among young workers is on the rise ...
Monthly Latino Employment Report: A Review and a Preview
Despite a relatively stagnant year for the American labor market, Latinos are well represented in some of the industries that experienced job growth in 2012. Retail, hospitality, and transportation are a few examples. ...
Monthly Latino Employment Report: Latino Workers Contribute to Nevada’s Economy
Latinos make important contributions to Nevada's core industries. Although Hispanic unemployment in Nevada has declined since its spike during the recession, it remains higher than the national Hispanic unemployment rate ...
Monthly Latino Employment Report: The Federal Minimum Wage
The federal minimum wage, which sets the floor on wages nationwide, has lost significant \real\ value since it was first set in 1938. Despite inflation, Congress has only raised the minimum wage three times in the past ...
Monthly Latino Employment Report: Latino Workers Contribute to Colorado’s Economy
The 2010 Census national data show that Colorado ranks among the top ten states with the largest proportions of Latinos and the largest growth in the Latino population between 2000 and 2010. Today, Latinos play an integral ...
Monthly Latino Employment Report: Workplace Fatalities on the Rise Again
This report looks ahead to the looming fiscal debate in the face of new evidence that the number of Latinos killed from injuries on the job is increasing.
Monthly Latino Employment Report: Steering Economic Recovery
As the fastest-growing segment of the labor force and one that is already contributing to growth in the transportation sector, Latinos stand to benefit from job creation in transportation. Policies designed to diversify ...