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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%.
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 ...
Latino Poverty and Income in Focus: Examining the 2008 Census Data
This fact sheet examines new data from the Census Bureau revealing that the poverty rate for Hispanic Americans increased and income fell between 2007 and 2008. The experience of Latinos parallels the decline in economic ...
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.