Economy and Employment


NCLR’s economic and employment policy work encompasses job quality, employment policy, retirement security, and energy policy. Our employment research focuses on the challenges facing many Latinos in the labor market, including: limited educational attainment and English proficiency, low wages and dangerous working conditions, and limited access to training programs to improve opportunities for upward career mobility. Besides our ongoing monitoring of the impact of the recession on minority workers, upcoming research includes a report on job quality and a look at federal energy policy and green jobs. Future retirement security research will cover Latino use of 401(k) plans and Individual Retirement Accounts and wage reporting issues.

Economic and Employment Research Publications



  • NCLR Action Center
  • The Six Practices of High-Impact Nonprofits
  • The Truth About NCLR
  • NCLR Blog