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Latino Jobs Report: Latino Unemployment Sees Slight Increase

Stephanie Román, (August 7, 2015)

Publication Type: Fact Sheet

In July, the U.S. economy added 215,000 jobs while the national unemployment rate remained unchanged at 5.3%, lower than the 235,000 average monthly gain for the previous three months. The unemployment rate for Latinos increased to 6.8% in July from 6.6% in June as more Latinos searched for work but fewer found jobs. The Latino unemployment rate remains stubbornly higher than the national unemployment rate. Read More

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Spotlight on Savings: Programs Helping Latino Families Stash Cash

Stephanie Román, (July 25, 2015)

Issue: Banking Reform, Research
Publication Type: Other

Although the economy is improving, the recovery has been uneven for many low-income families. Many Latino households are still living paycheck-to-paycheck and perhaps tapping formal or informal credit to meet daily needs. This savings roundtable provided current research on household financial security and savings habits, followed by an open dialogue among program and policy experts to discuss innovative savings programs and effective savings policy recommendations. Read More

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NCLR Response to Congressional Hearings on Immigration Enforcement

Clarissa Martínez-De-Castro, (July 24, 2015)

Issue: Immigration
Publication Type: Testimony

Statement submitted to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security Read More

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Briefing: Voter Attitudes Toward Undocumented Immigrants

NCLR, (July 23, 2015)

Issue: Voter Registration
Publication Type: Presentation

Presentation on voter attitudes toward Undocumented Immigrants. Read More

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Raise the Wage! A $12 Federal Minimum Wage Would Benefit 8.5 Million Latino Workers

Stephanie Román, (July 7, 2015)

Issue: Economy and Workforce, Policy, Wages and Income
Publication Type: Fact Sheet

An unfair minimum wage disproportionately affects Latinos who are concentrated in low-wage jobs. Congress has not raised the federal minimum wage, currently $7.25 per hour, since 2009. Worse, the minimum wage for tipped workers has remained $2.13 per hour for over 20 years. Consequently, many hardworking families struggle to cover the rising cost of living. Raising the minimum wage to $12.00 would lift a significant share of Latino workers out of poverty and benefit 8.5 million working Latinos. Read More

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Enhancing Latino Retirement Readiness in California

Catherine Singley Harvey, (April 27, 2015)

Publication Type: Presentation

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Latino Jobs Report: Health Care Industry Shows Promising Growth Opportunities

Stephanie Román, (July 2, 2015)

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

In June 2015, employers added 223,000 jobs, 57,000 less than the previous month, and the unemployment rate declined slightly from 5.5% to 5.3%. Job growth occurred in professional and business services, health care, retail, and food services. Health care occupations have added over 400,000 jobs in the past year and are projected to add the most new jobs of any sector between 2012 and 2022—an estimated five million. Currently, Latinos make up only 12.1% of health care workers, compared to 16.1% of all workers, signaling a need for greater Latino representation in health care occupations. Read More

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Tax Credits Reduce Poverty and Contribute to Wisconsin’s Economy

Stephanie Román, (July 1, 2015)

Issue: Economy and Employment
Publication Type: Fact Sheet

While the economy is improving, too many working families are not earning enough to cover their basic expenses. Among the most effective federal policies to fight poverty among working families are the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and the Child Tax Credit (CTC). This fact sheet provides state-specific information about the impact of the EITC and CTC in your state. Read More

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Tax Credits Reduce Poverty and Contribute to Texas’ Economy

Stephanie Román, (July 1, 2015)

Issue: Economy and Employment
Publication Type: Fact Sheet

While the economy is improving, too many working families are not earning enough to cover their basic expenses. Among the most effective federal policies to fight poverty among working families are the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and the Child Tax Credit (CTC). This fact sheet provides state-specific information about the impact of the EITC and CTC in your state. Read More

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Tax Credits Reduce Poverty and Contribute to Missouri’s Economy

Stephanie Román, (July 1, 2015)

Issue: Economy and Employment
Publication Type: Fact Sheet

While the economy is improving, too many working families are not earning enough to cover their basic expenses. Among the most effective federal policies to fight poverty among working families are the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and the Child Tax Credit (CTC). This fact sheet provides state-specific information about the impact of the EITC and CTC in your state. Read More

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