A small but significant decline has occurred during the current recession in the share of Latino immigrants active in the U.S. labor force.
The current economic slowdown has taken a far greater toll on non-citizen immigrants than it has on the United States population as a whole.
Due mainly to a slump in the construction industry, the unemployment rate for Hispanics in the U.S. rose to 6.5% in the first quarter of 2008, well above the 4.7% rate for all non-Hispanics.
There are 30.1 million Hispanic adults in the United States and 14.4 million of them--or 48%--are women, according to recent U.S. Census Bureau estimates.
This statistical profile of the Latino population is based on Pew Hispanic Center tabulations of the Census Bureau's 2006 American Community Survey.
This statistical profile of the foreign-born population is based on Pew Hispanic Center tabulations of the Census Bureau's 2006 American Community Survey.
Arizona is the first state in the nation to enact a law that penalizes businesses for knowingly hiring unauthorized immigrants.