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Latinos Overrepresented in High-Unemployment Occupations
Latino Employment Status, December 2009
Letter to Congress from civil rights and labor leaders
The recommendations in the joint letter include: Fast-tracking the creation of jobs in the public sector that serve community-level needs. With a focus on distressed neighborhoods, unemployed and underemployed ...
Prospects for Employment Growth
In response to a brewing crisis of confidence and to the painful economic realities Latino families are facing, NCLR, along with other civil rights and advocacy organizations, has worked to raise awareness of these trends ...
The State of the Latino Workforce: March, 2010
As of February 2010, the Latino unemployment rate stood at 12.4%, nearly three percentage points higher than the total unemployment rate. Download this PowerPoint presentation to learn one reason why.
Invest in Jobs That Reach All Workers and Communities
The disproportionate impact of the recession on Latino workers, combined with the short reach of recovery efforts, has steadily chipped away at public confidence in political leaders' ability to help workers and families. ...
Letter From Civil Rights Organizations to Senator Reid: Stand Up for All of America’s Workers
NCLR, the NAACP, the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, the Center for Community Change, the United States Student Association, and PowerPAC.org sent this letter to Senate Majority Leader Reid and other ...
Capable Workers, Not Enough Work
How is the construction industry faring as the economy begins to add jobs? This short analysis of April 2010 unemployment figures explains.
Better Buildings, More Jobs? How President Obama’s Energy Plan Could Affect Latino Workers
On February 3, President Obama announced a goal to make commercial buildings 20% more energy efficient by 2020. Through tax incentives, competitive grants, and regulations, the president's Better Buildings Initiative aims ...
Latinos Well-Represented in Growth Industries, Insecure in Employment
This analysis of Latino employment trends shows that significant job growth is occurring in industries with strong Latino representation. However, other indicators point to a lack of job security among Latino workers, which ...
Economic Progress Report, November 2009
National data clearly demonstrate that the economic downturn is disproportionately impacting communities of color in the United States. The federal government's multiple responses to the crisis were intended to provide ...