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Hispanic Unemployment

Latino Unemployment Rate Drops, But Not For The Best Reason

VOXXI | Griselda Nevarez | Posted 01.23.2014 | Latino Voices

The latest jobs report shows the Latino unemployment rate continues to drop steadily but still lags behind the national unemployment rate by a big mar...

Despite Job Growth, Latino Unemployment Rose In October

VOXXI | Griselda Nevarez | Posted 11.11.2013 | Latino Voices

Despite the government shutdown that lasted 16 days, the latest employment report released Friday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows a surprising...

Good News For The Country, Bad News For Latinos

VOXXI | Griselda Nevarez | Posted 08.05.2013 | Latino Voices

Although the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ latest employment report shows a drop in the national unemployment rate, Latinos didn’t get such good new...

Hispanic Unemployment Edges Up To 9.7 Percent

Hispanic Business | Posted 02.06.2013 | Latino Voices

The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for Hispanics stood at 9.7 percent in January, up just slightly from 9.6 percent in December, according to n...

Latinos Less Likely To Receive Unemployment Benefits

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 12.19.2012 | Latino Voices

Even as rightwing pundits like Ann Coulter and Bill O’Reilly paint the Latino community as over-reliant on government, a new study highlights that H...

Hispanic Unemployment Remains Higher Than National Average

ABC/ Univision | Emily Deruy | Posted 12.07.2012 | Latino Voices

The economy is still struggling to gain momentum according to the new jobs report released Friday by the Department of Labor. Unemployment edged do...

Typical White Family Increases Gigantic Wealth Lead Over Blacks: Census

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 06.22.2012 | Business

It would be nice to think that the election of Barack Obama swept the U.S. into a new, miraculous post-racial era. But at the moment of his historic v...

Elise Foley

Senate Democrats Make Pitch To Latinos On Economy | Elise Foley | Posted 03.07.2012 | Latino Voices

WASHINGTON -- Ahead of the 2012 election, Senate Democrats on Wednesday pushed a reminder of sorts that they see their economic policies as those most...

Hispanics Hit Harder In Bad Economy, Pew Reports

Posted 02.01.2012 | Latino Voices

As the debate on immigration widens the gap between Republican and Democratic Latino voters, there seems to be one issue that unites Hispanics -- the ...

The Senate's Turn: Time to Pass the American Jobs Act

Deborah Weinstein | Posted 12.10.2011 | Politics
Deborah Weinstein

The American Jobs Act will protect against the devastation caused by joblessness, both by preventing some job loss and by sustaining families when unemployment occurs.

Obama's Jobs Plan: Minorities Must Demand More

Rakim Brooks | Posted 11.14.2011 | Politics
Rakim Brooks

Are there some good things in the American Jobs Act? To be sure. But, in the words of Martin Luther King Jr., the bill "is like a check that comes back marked insufficient funds."

Will Economic Setbacks Lead to a Political Back Lash in 2012?

Jennifer Streaks | Posted 10.04.2011 | Black Voices
Jennifer Streaks

There needs to be an immediate, aggressive approach in tackling these issues for minorities to stay engaged in the political process. High unemployment, foreclosures, health insurance issues, etc. are forcing this demographic to wonder what's in it for them in 2012.

Recession Wiped Out Two-Thirds Of Household Wealth For Hispanics: Study

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 09.25.2011 | Business

Wealth disparities between white households and black and Hispanic households are greater than they’ve been in the past 25 years, a new study from t...