Friday, May 24, 2024

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 […]

New Study Shows Latinos hurt the most by Recession

A report by the Pew Research Center released last week found that Latinos have been the worst hit by the current economic recession. Researchers from the Social & Demographic Trends Project analyzed data from the Census Bureau and found that the median wealth of Hispanic households fell drastically from $18,359 in 2005 to $6,325 in […]

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 […]