Sunday, June 16, 2024

Unemployment Rates Rise in Black and Latina Women, Labor Force Set to Increase

The unemployment rate for Black and Latino women increased in February, but the number of people looking for jobs rose, too. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the U.S. unemployment rate has increased from 3.4% to 3.6%. Women aged 20 and over have had unemployment rates rising slightly to 3.2% from 3.1%. The […]

Business Leaders Highlight Economic Contributions of Immigrants

            The U.S. Chamber of Commerce  in conjunction with the Partnership for a New American Economy, Business Roundtable and other leaders from the agricultural and manufacturing industry gathered on Wednesday to launch a ‘National Day of Action’ for immigration reform. During the roundtable discussion, leaders from diverse sectors underscored the fiscal […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]