By Sugey Palomares | 06/05/2012 - 14:54
The Bureau of Labor and Statistics has released a new jobs report, which showcases that Latino unemployment rates increased from 10.3% to 11% in April. The economic recession has also hit the African American community, which has an unemployment rate of 13%. The numbers reflect how deeply Latino workers have been affected by the job market with unemployment rates that are three points higher than the national average of 8.2%.
By Jill Pankow | 02/07/2012 - 11:41
After a long stretch of financial hardship for many Latinos, it seems the tides may finally be turning. As the nation’s economy begins to add jobs, those positions are quickly being filled, and mostly by Latinos! Sixty percent of new jobs, most of which are in the areas of hotels, food services, healthcare and manufacturing, went to the Latino population according to the Huffington Post.
By Amaris Castillo | 10/13/2011 - 16:01
In protest of Alabama’s new immigration law, many Latinos in the state reportedly skipped work yesterday or closed their businesses, Fox News Latino reports. According to the website, the goal of their work stoppage was to show the contribution Alabama’s Latino immigrants make to the southern state’s economy.
By Amaris Castillo | 07/19/2011 - 14:15
The United States Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis spoke to Univision recently about the state of unemployment among Latinos in the country. In an exclusive interview with the network’s Satcha Pretto, Solis spoke about why the rate of unemployment (10 percent) among U.S. Latinos is higher than the nation’s rate, which is 9.2 percent.
By Kenrya Rankin Naasel | 05/11/2010 - 17:00
We've all seen the headlines; times are still tough. Many are on edge about having lost their jobs, and if you still have yours, you're probably fearful of joining the ranks of the unemployed. (Check out Latina.com's new Job Search section to find the perfect gig!) Believe it or not, now is the time to strategize. "We're in a recession, and if you don’t step up, you could be fired.
By Mariela Rosario | 03/20/2009 - 09:00
The Room for Debate blog on nytimes.com recently had a group of experts weigh in on the recession and competition for lower-wage jobs between native-born workers and immigrants, both legal and illegal. We've always heard people scream about how immigrants "steal jobs from real citizens" or how Americans would "never accept the jobs that immigrants do" and were fascinated to hear what those on the front lines of this issue had to say.