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Monthly Latino Employment Report: April 2014

Catherine Singley, (April 4, 2014)

Publication Type: Fact Sheet

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Job Gains in Key Industries Hold Latino Unemployment Rate at 8.4%:  Monthly Latino Employment Report

Catherine Singley, (February 7, 2014)

Publication Type: Fact Sheet

Job growth in January, while low, was concentrated in several industries that disproportionately employ Latino workers. Read More

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Monthly Latino Employment Report: The Federal Minimum Wage

Alicia Criado, (January 10, 2014)

Issue: Economy and Employment
Publication Type: Fact Sheet

Given recent momentum and local victories around the minimum wage, this month’s Monthly Latino Employment Report revisits the need to raise the federal minimum wage. Latinos would benefit disproportionately from an increase in the federal minimum wage because of their overrepresentation in low-wage occupations. Nearly one-quarter of the 27.8 million workers who would be directly affected by the “Fair Minimum Wage Act” are Latino. Read More

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Monthly Latino Employment Report: Latino Unemployment Drops Below 9%

Catherine Singley, (December 6, 2013)

Issue: Economy and Employment
Publication Type: Fact Sheet

November 2013 marked the first time since November 2008 when the Latino unemployment rate dropped below 9%. Read More

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Monthly Latino Employment Report: Young Latinos in the Workforce

Catherine Singley, (November 8, 2013)

Issue: Economy and Employment
Publication Type: Fact Sheet

Given their importance to the nation’s future prosperity and global competitiveness, young Latino workers are an important subgroup to monitor in this post-recession era. This Monthly Latino Employment Report is an update to the December 2011 report on young Latinos in the workforce. Read More

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Latino Voters Want Jobs, Not Cuts

NCLR, (November 4, 2013)

Issue: Economy and Employment, Federal Budget
Publication Type: Fact Sheet

The stakes for Latino employment and the debate over the federal budget. Read More

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Latinos and the Federal Budget: Stop the Cuts and Invest in Youth

NCLR, (November 15, 2013)

Issue: Economy and Employment, Federal Budget
Publication Type: Fact Sheet

Much is at stake for Latinos across the country as Congress renews its efforts to reach an agreement on the federal budget. The October 17, 2013 deal to reopen the government and avoid defaulting on the nation’s debt charged a bipartisan group of lawmakers with developing a budget blueprint by December 13, 2013. Congress has a window of opportunity to put an end to the era of budget crises and chart a more balanced course for our federal budget that stops deep cuts, reinvests in youth and working families, and grows the economy. Read More

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Monthly Latino Employment Report: Latino Labor Force Growth

Catherine Singley, (October 22, 2013)

Issue: Economy and Employment
Publication Type: Fact Sheet

By the year 2050, one in three workers in the U.S. will be Latino. The demographic makeup of the workforce of the future is already evident in certain segments of today’s economy. This Monthly Latino Employment Report highlights industries in which Latinos already represent one in three workers, as well as occupations that are seldom recognized as relying disproportionately on Latino workers. Read More

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Questions and Answers The Bipartisan Policy Center Assessment of the Consumer Financial Protection

NCLR, (September 24, 2013)

Publication Type: Fact Sheet

The National Council of La Raza (NCLR) is pleased to have partnered with Rick Fischer of Morrison & Foerster, LLP and BPC staff to author this report listing more than 30 specific findings and recommendations for consideration by the Bureau, Congress, and others. Read More

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2012 Data Latino Poverty Analysis

NCLR, (September 17, 2013)

Issue: Economy and Workforce
Publication Type: Fact Sheet

Data shows poverty and income among Latinos remains unchanged. Read More

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Latino Voters Want Jobs, Not Cuts

NCLR, (September 10, 2013)

Issue: Economy and Employment, Federal Budget
Publication Type: Fact Sheet

The stakes for Latino employment and the debate over the federal budget. Read More

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Invest in the Future:  Support Latino Youth

NCLR, (September 10, 2013)

Issue: Economy and Employment, Federal Budget
Publication Type: Fact Sheet

The case for protecting investments in education, health care, and other critical areas in the federal budget. Read More

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Monthly Latino Employment Report: Latino Employment Statistics for August 2013

Catherine Singley, (September 6, 2013)

Issue: Economy and Employment, Housing
Publication Type: Fact Sheet

A drop in the Latino labor force participation rate could signal workers' lack of confidence in finding a job. Read More

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Monthly Latino Employment Report: Latinos in Construction

Catherine Singley, (August 2, 2013)

Issue: Economy and Employment, Housing
Publication Type: Fact Sheet

Despite signs of revitalization in the housing market, employment trends in construction are still fickle. This Monthly Latino Employment Report highlights basic statistics about Latinos in the construction industry. Read More

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NCLR Tax Reform Principles and Priorities

(July 12, 2013)

Publication Type: Fact Sheet

Hispanics, a young, aspiring, and hardworking segment of the federal tax base, support an Internal Revenue Code that is fair and bolsters a bright future for all Americans. As Congress moves forward with reform proposals seeking to create a simpler tax code, it is important that this be achieved while maintaining sufficient revenue to support critical investments required for a strong economy for future generations. Read More

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Monthly Latino Employment Report:  Hispanic Home Care Workers

Catherine Singley, (July 8, 2013)

Issue: Economy and Employment, Health
Publication Type: Fact Sheet

This report describes the characteristics of home care workers and overdue regulatory reforms that would improve wages and quality of care in this vital industry. Read More

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Monthly Latino Employment Report: Financial Access among Unemployed Latinos

Catherine Singley, (June 7, 2013)

Issue: Wealth Building, Economy and Employment
Publication Type: Fact Sheet

This Monthly Latino Employment Report provides the latest Latino employment statistics from the U.S. Department of Labor plus highlights from Latino Financial Access and Inclusion in California. Read More

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Cáncer de cuello uterino y la comunidad latina

Marcela Vargas, (May 13, 2013)

Issue: Health and Nutrition, Sexual and Reproductive Health
Publication Type: Fact Sheet, Spanish Publications

Preguntas frecuentes sobre el cáncer de cuello uterino en la comunidad latina. Read More

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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

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... Read More

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Latinos and the Federal Minimum Wage

NCLR, (April 12, 2013)

Issue: Economy and Workforce
Publication Type: Fact Sheet

The “Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2013” (S. 460/H.R. 1010) would restore the value of the minimum wage and the tipped minimum wage, ensuring that more people who work in low-wage jobs can afford the basics and help the economy grow. One-quarter of workers who would be directly affected by the minimum wage increase are Latino. Read More

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