Latinos and Job Growth

The Pew Hispanic Center released a new report yesterday highlighting the significant gains Latinos have made in employment in the second quarter of 2006. The report indicates that the healthy job market for Latinos has been driven primarily by the construction industry, which accounts for nearly 40% of all new jobs gained by Hispanics. Other groups also benefited from the improving labor market.

The report notes that the Latino labor force is continuing to grow, largely because of immigration. Latino workers have the highest rate of growth of any other group, and these new arrivals have succeeded in finding employment.

You can access the full report at the link above.

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