Monthly Latino Employment Report:  Current and Aspiring Young Hispanic Workers

Alicia Criado, (May 3, 2013)

Issue: Economy and Employment, Children and Youth
Publication Type: Fact Sheet

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Latinos are among the fastest-growing minority groups and a population characterized by its youthfulness making them an increasingly important segment of the U.S. economy.  Yet unemployment among young workers ages 16 to 24 is especially high for minorities, including Latinos.  Youth and specifically Hispanic youth, face numerous obstacles to success in the labor market.  These barriers serve as themes for further research and analysis in order to develop a comprehensive policy agenda to train and employ young workers, with specific attention to the needs of young Latinos. This report offers an overview of current Latino youth unemployment trends and identifies employment barriers they face.