Monday, June 17, 2024

Labor Day Generates Mixed Emotions for Nation's Unemployed

Celebrating Labor Day yesterday caused mixed emotions for the growing number of unemployed living in the United States. The country has lost nearly seven million jobs since the start of the recession in December 2007. California’s unemployment figures soared to 12% in July and the outlook is less than positive despite predictions of a turn-around occurring soon.

While joblessness is hitting Americans across the board, it has become increasingly clear that Latinos may be getting hit hardest. The rate of unemployment for Latinos is at 13%; much higher than the national average of 9.7%. The National Council of La Raza recently released a report that found: two out of every five Latino workers do not earn sufficient wages to keep their families out of poverty, barely half of Latinos have health insurance through their employers, Latinos are more likely to have employers fail to pay them and Latinos tend to have the most dangerous jobs with little occupational safety regulations.

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