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Monthly Latino Empolyment Report: Five Latino Economic Priorities in the President’s Budget
After years of federal budget policies that have slashed critical programs in order to rapidly shrink the federal budget deficit, President Obama's budget proposal for fiscal year 2015 offers policy priorities to stimulate ...
2012 Data Latino Poverty Analysis
Data shows poverty and income among Latinos remains unchanged.
Monthly Latino Employment Report: No Bargain for Low-Wage Workers
After several years of annual declines in profits in the retail industry, both a cause and effect of the U.S. economic recession, retail companies in the United States still form a part of one of the nation's largest ...
The “American Jobs Act of 2011”
This document highlights encouraging programs in the President's American Jobs Act (S.1549)—a first step toward a long-term vision for a better economy. This pending legislation holds promise for Latino workers and families.
Monthly Latino Employment Report: Hands-On Jobs to Stabilize Neighborhoods
Among the most promising job creation proposals in Congress is Project Rebuild, which would put people to work rehabilitating homes and businesses in neighborhoods with large numbers of vacant and foreclosed properties. ...
Profiles of the Latino Workforce: What Are Some Ways to Reduce the Risk of Dying on the Job?
The competitiveness of thousands of American businesses depends on the contributions of low-skilled workers. However, outdated labor protections, a dysfunctional immigration system, and weakened federal investment in ...
Monthly Latino Employment Report: Disparities in Youth Unemployment Persist
Latinos represent 20% of U.S. workers between ages 16 and 19, compared to 16% of the total workforce. Latino and Black teens are much more likely to be unemployed than their White counterparts.
New Data Shows Latino Poverty Rate Still Disproportionately High
On September 16, 2015, the U.S. Census Bureau released new data measuring poverty in the U.S. during 2014. The statistics show that national poverty rates and income levels in the U.S. have barely budged for the fourth ...
Monthly Latino Employment Report: Feeding the Economic Recovery
This monthly Latino employment report shows that Latino workers are contributing to the food services industry, one of the only sectors that added jobs in May 2011. Yet, low wages and substandard working conditions raise ...
Latino Jobs Report: Job Growth Slows in March
The U.S. Department of Labor reported today that U.S. employers added 126,000 jobs in March 2015, the lowest net job gain since December 2013.