Wednesday, October 21, 2020

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 […]

Hispanic Dropout Rate reaches 28 Percent

The National Council of La Raza recently released a study that indicated a Hispanic dropout rate of 28 percent. The report also included strategy recommendations to improve the opportunities of young Latinos and the social barriers they face as they enter the job market. According to the study, only “58% of Latinos complete high school […]

Department of Labor Releases Report on Hispanics

A recent report commissioned by the Department of Labor found that Hispanics need more help finding jobs than other groups, even as the economy continues to recover. “We know more needs to be done to get Hispanics back to work,” Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis told reporters during a conference call yesterday. “There are 50.5 […]

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 […]

Guest Blogger Series: Folayemi Agbede “The Wisconsin Fight: What People of Color Have at Stake”

Images of Latino, Native American, Black, and Asian Wisconsinites are proving elusive in the media coverage of the fight for workers’ rights beyond a recent appearance by the Rev. Jesse Jackson. Despite this visual absence it remains evident to many that people of color have much to lose in Gov. Scott Walker’s recently passed state […]

Report Finds Hispanics Face Higher Unemployment

According to a report released yesterday by the US Congress’ Joint Economic Committee, the unemployment rate for Hispanics in the US has soared in recent years. A number of factors are cited as the cause of this increase including the overrepresentation of Latinos in industries that have been hardest hit by the recession such as […]