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Latino Employment Status, April 2009
In April, 2009, the national unemployment rate rose to 8.9%. While this figure is dire, unemployment in many communities surpassed the 9.0% mark months ago; April unemployment was 11.3% for Latinos and 15.0% for African ...
Latino Employment Status, June 2009
The unemployment rate fails to provide a complete picture of how the recession is impacting workers. In addition to laying off employees, numerous businesses are cutting workers hours, forcing many employees into part-time ...
Latino Employment Status, May 2009
While the rate of job loss slowed for the country as a whole in May 2009, Latino workers saw little indication that the recession is letting up.
Latino Employment Status, July 2009
In July 2009, Latinos were the only group to see a slight rise in their unemployment rate, a change of 0.1 from 12.2% to 12.3%.
The Status of Latinos in the Labor Force
This fact sheet presents some essential data on the Latino labor force.
Labor Day 2008: A Snapshot of the Latino Workforce
Labor Day is an opportunity to recognize the importance of Latino workers to the American economy. Millions of Hispanic workers fill the ranks of jobs left open by an increasingly educated and mobile workforce, sustaining ...
Five Facts About Undocumented Workers in the United States
The strong presence of undocumented workers in the U.S. labor force illustrates the imbalance between the nation's immigration system and current economic realities. This fact sheet challenges some common myths about ...
How the State Fiscal Crises and Recovery Efforts May Widen Racial/Ethnic Income Inequality
This economic snapshot highlights the need for policymakers to do more to prevent widening racial/ethnic income disparities. In response to low tax revenue state and local governments are cutting social services. The ...
Dangerous Business: Implications of an EEVS for Latinos and the U.S. Workforce
The issue of implementing a national employment eligibility verification system (EEVS) has emerged from the immigration debate. However, it is clear that such a system has dramatic implications for the entire U.S. workforce. ...
Latino Employment Status, March 2009
The following facts and figures use data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics to illustrate how Latinos are faring in the economic recession.