Monday, October 15, 2018

Latino Unemployment Rates Drop to Record Lows

The unemployment rate among Latino and Hispanic Americans fell to 4.7 percent this November, the lowest level on records since 1973.

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 […]

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 […]

Guest Blogger Sarah Jane Glynn: “Balancing Work and Families Hardest for Latino Workers”

Brand new data released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics illustrates just how often workers struggle to cope with conflicts between their job and their family’s need for care and that access to paid leave is incredibly unequal—none more so than Latinos, who are the least likely racial or ethnic group to have access […]

Senate Democrats Confident Latinos Will Gain More From Their Economic Policies

Senate Democrats spoke during a press conference about their economic policies and how they believe their policies would be most helpful in reducing high unemployment in the Latino community. “The fact is Latinos are disproportionately impacted by high unemployment, and more than half are worried that someone in their household will lose their job,” said […]

Guest Blogger Series: Jessica Arons & Lucy Panza “Women of Color Benefit from Contraceptive Coverage in Employer Plans”

On Friday, February 10 the Obama administration released its final regulation implementing the preventive care provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Heeding the nonpartisan recommendations of the Institute of Medicine, the regulation will require all group and employer health plans, with the exception of some religious entities, to provide no-cost coverage of […]

Guest Blogger Series: Kristian Ramos “The President’s Vision for Our Next Economy, Hispanics, and Broadband”

As Americans continue to struggle with high unemployment and underemployment at record levels, President Barack Obama has made building a stronger economy, a central theme in his re-election campaign. This should resonate with all American’s in these trying economic times. The country needs an economy built on American innovation, increased development of workers skills and […]

Latino Unemployment Remains High Despite Positive January Jobs Report

Despite the U.S. economy’s addition of 243,000 jobs in January, the Latino community is still struggling with an unemployment rate of 10.5%. According to the U.S. Labor Department’s January report, the country is experiencing its strongest job growth since April of 2010, while minority groups bear the burden with above-average unemployment rates. “This is an […]

Comentarios from Maria Cardona: “GOP played Keystone card, lost”

If you missed the press conference after the State Department announcement that the Keystone XL pipeline had been canceled, you missed a heck of a show. House Speaker John Boehner was mad. And the Republican lawmakers behind him were furious. Over and over, Boehner and the gang asked angrily “What happened?” knowing full well that […]