Latino Labor Report, 2008: Construction Reverses Job Growth for Latinos
The slump in the construction industry has taken a heavy toll on Latino workers. From a historic low in late 2006, the unemployment rate for Latinos rose sharply in 2007 and currently stands well above the rate for non-Latinos. Immigrant Latino workers have been hit especially hard.
A Slower Flow from Mexico?
While short-term changes in immigration flows are difficult to measure, several indicators suggest a possible slackening in migration across the U.S. border since mid-2006.
Construction Jobs Expand for Latinos Despite Slump in Housing Market
Despite the housing slump, Hispanic workers find a ready market for their skills.