Friday, September 20, 2019

Bureau of Labor Statistics Release Data that Shows Significant Drop in Latino Unemployment Rate

As the nation’s overall unemployment rate continues to fall, recent data released by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics suggests that the Latino unemployment rate is also declining significantly. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Latino unemployment rate dropped to 6.9%, a rate that has not been that low since […]

Latino Unemployment Rate Rises Despite January Job Increase

While U.S. employers added 157,000 jobs during the month of January, the unemployment rate for Latinos rose to 9.7% from December’s 9.6% unemployment rate. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics report, of the jobs that had the biggest increase in the job market, construction companies added 28,000, followed by retailers adding 33,000 positions, health […]

Comentarios from Maria Cardona: “Why the environment is a Latino issue”

Amid all the jockeying of the primary debates, President Barack Obama’s 2013 budget was a breath of fresh air that underscored the priorities we should have as a nation. Sure, politicos may call it a campaign document, but even if you view it as only that, it is a much needed reminder of just what […]

Latinos First to Reach Pre-Recession Employment Levels

Despite making up only a seventh of the entire U.S. population, Latinos took 60% of the 2.3 million jobs added in 2011. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics household survey, the Latino labor force has grown by 2.4 million since January of 2008. As previously reported on La Plaza, the Latino community is still […]

Latino Unemployment Remains High even as Overall Unemployment Rate Drops to Two-Year Low

The number of jobless Latinos remained high despite an overall decline in the national unemployment rate to a two-year low.    The unemployment rate for Latinos remained unchanged at 11.4% between October and November, while the national unemployment rate dropped from 9% to 8.6% in November, the lowest it’s been since March 2009, according to the […]