Tuesday, November 19, 2019

AFL-CIO Warns Trump Could Put Even More Latino Workers at Risk

On Wednesday, AFL-CIO released its annual job deaths report, showing an increase in Latino and immigrant workers’ deaths in 2015, while work deaths among all other groups has remained the same. As Republicans in the Senate get ready to vote on President Trump’s labor pick, AFL-CIO has issued warnings that progress in worker safety and […]

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 […]

Latinos to Benefit from President Obama’s New Rules for Home Healthcare Workers

Latino home health care workers could soon see fair wages as a result of new rules recently announced by President Obama requiring a minimum wage and overtime pay for workers in this industry. Latinos make up an estimated 12% of the nearly 2 million home health care workers who stand to benefit from these new […]

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 […]

Guest Blogger Series: Janet Murguía “Job Growth: Here to Stay?”

A new analysis from the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) shows there’s good news and there’s bad news on the jobs front for Latinos.  The analysis found promising job growth in industries with a heavy Latino presence between January and February, but that growth is tinged with the reality that Latino workers still feel […]