Sunday, April 21, 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 […]

Living the American Dream: Thomas E. Perez Sworn In as Labor Secretary

Thomas Perez, the son of Dominican immigrants, was formally sworn in as Secretary of Labor by Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday September 4, 2013. Perez is now the only Latino in President Obama’s second term cabinet, and his leadership with the Department of Labor comes during a critical time, as the President has promised […]

Rate of Latino Entrepreneurs Doubled Since 1996

A new report from the Kauffman Foundation states that nearly 20% of the people who opened new businesses in 2012 were Latinos. The new study says that even though entrepreneurship has declined in numbers nationally, the amount of Latino entrepreneurs has doubled since 1996. “The Latino rate is higher than the rate for African-Americans, Asians, […]

Guest Blogger: Gus West “Internet Doesn’t Need More Rules”

The Obama administration will soon be looking for a new top telecommunications cop. Federal Communications Commission Chair Julius Genachowski recently announced that he’d soon be leaving his post. Some are calling for the next FCC chair to aggressively police the Internet and exert a tighter regulatory hold over the firms that have built its backbone. […]

Comentarios from Maria: “Bipartisan Coalition Bolsters U.S. STEM”

Co-Written with John E. Sununu The sequester’s arrival on March 1 left Americans with more questions than answers about our country’s economic future. Most of all, it epitomized the challenge of finding consensus in the current political climate. That failure makes the bipartisan movement on immigration reform this year all the more impressive — and […]

Latino Unemployment Rate Still Problematic Despite National Drop

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released a report with data that suggests that the unemployment rate went down to 7.7% from its January report of 7.9%, the lowest it has been since December 2008. The recent report indicates that these numbers are a sign that the U.S. economy may be recovering from its recession. […]

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 […]

Hilda Solis Resigns as Secretary of Labor

The 25th Labor Secretary of the United States, Hilda Solis, announced her resignation on Wednesday in a letter to her Labor Department colleagues, stating that she reflected on all of her accomplishments over the holidays and has decided that it is time to begin a new future. Hilda Solis was appointed Secretary of Labor in […]

Guest Blogger: Laura Pereyra “Latinas with Associates Degrees: 4 Steps to a Higher Salary Career”

With the new year right around the corner and with doubts floating about whether higher education is a worthy pursuit due to rising costs, Latinas still see the high value of investing in higher education, especially associate’s degrees. Female Latinas make up a whopping 62% of the 112,000 Latinos obtaining associate degrees. Overall, Hispanics make up approximately 13% […]

December Jobs Report: 155K Jobs Added, Unemployment Stagnant

According to the December jobs report, U.S. employers added 155,000 jobs in December, a steady gain that shows hiring held up during the tense negotiations to resolve the fiscal cliff. The solid job growth wasn’t enough to push down the unemployment rate, which stayed 7.8 percent last month, the Labor Department said Friday. The rate for November was revised […]