February 16, 2007

Latino Workers in Construction Jobs

1million

That’s the number of Latino workers hired by the U.S. construction industry since the jobs recovery began in 2003.

One million Latino workers have been hired by the construction industry since the jobs recovery began in 2003. More than 90% of those jobs have been filled by foreign-born Latinos. Between 2003 and 2006, the proportion of Hispanics working in construction rose from 11% to 15%. The share of foreign-born Hispanics, meanwhile, increased from 14% to 20%. Read More