Tuesday, October 11th, 2016

Hispanic Businesses Grow at Twice National Average and Contribute $668 Billion Annually to the U.S. Economy

*The U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is doing their annual shindig in Miami this week and they’re reporting good news concerning Latino businesses in the U.S. VL By Business Wire (2.5 minute read) IAMI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–(USHCC NATIONAL CONVENTION) – October 10, 2016 – There will be 4.23 million Hispanic-owned businesses projected this year – double the

Friday, October 7th, 2016

Latino unemployment rises to 6.0 in September

*You’ll hear reports that the employment picture in the U.S. is getting better, and it is, overall. But when you dive in to the Latino employment numbers, there’s another story. VL By Victor Landa, NewsTaco The headlines...

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

Tuesday’s numbers

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco The Latino daily subscribers get a daily dose of Latino numbers – about the economy, education, health, census, immigration –  in their inbox as part of their daily Latino morning brief. Here’s a...

Thursday, September 15th, 2016

The ugly truth behind the palatero GoFundMe campaign

*The ugly truth is that Latino elderly are not prepared or retirement. VL By Jorge Rivas, Fusion (4 minute read)  Joel Cervantes Macias says he took this now-famous picture of the 89-year-old popsicle vendor because he saw...

Wednesday, September 14th, 2016

New Census data show strong 2015 earnings with Latinos seeing fastest growth

*The good news? That Latino earnings are up to $62,950. The bad? That 28.9 percent of Latinos younger than 18 live in poverty. VL By Valerie Wilson, Economic Policy Institute (7 minute read) Today’s Census Bureau report...

Wednesday, September 7th, 2016

The Obvious Consequence Of Trump’s Immigration Policy That No One’s Talking About

*No one is talking about the fact that 60 percent of ag workers are immigrants. If they leave food prices will increase, farmers will chose to change their crops, agriculture imports will increase as well. Your diet-conscience...

Friday, September 2nd, 2016

Latino unemployment rose slightly in August

Victor Landa, NewsTaco There was more riding on today’s unemployment numbers than in months past. The Bureau of Labor Statistics tell us that we’ve just been through two of the biggest jobs growth months in years. June...

Thursday, September 1st, 2016

Historic Farmworker Overtime Bill Awaits Governor Brown’s Nod

*Do yourself a favor. Check you calendar and realize that it’s 2016 and this is just now happening. VL By Viji Sundaram, New America Media (2.5 minute read) After decades of pushing for fair pay, California farmworkers will...

Friday, January 8th, 2016

Latino unemployment rate drops to 6.3 percent

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco The Bureau of Labor Statistics released its December employment numbers this morning, and economists are calling the report stellar. It was enough of a change to drop the month-to-month Latino unemployment rate from 6.4...

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

Job Growth for Hispanics Is Outpacing Other Groups

*Can’t deny that this is good news for Latinos, who were among the hardest hit by the Great Recession. Where does this leave issues like minimum wage, job safety laws, earned income tax credits and immigration reform?...

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

Finalists revealed: VL Innovators Challenge

*Check it out, this is transformative energy. Nine Latin@ project finalists that use tech to change lives and futures. The winners will be awarded $500,000.00 in grants. Look through the list, you may see someone you know....

Thursday, February 12th, 2015

Latino Influence & the Politics of Immigration in the 2014 U.S. Senate Elections

*Good piece, as always, from Latino Decisions. It’s a good read if you’re into political minutiae – x’s and o’s. Cutting to the chase, Damore says Latinos didn’t have a significant impact on the 2014 midterm election...

Friday, December 5th, 2014

Latino unemployment stays under 7 percent for third month in a row

*Good news on the jobs front. Latino unemployment dropped from 6.8% to 6.6%. It’s still not as good as the overall unemployment rate.  At least it’s moving in the right direction. We’ll be able to parse that...

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

The US economy just hung up a giant “help wanted” sign

*Good news, kinda. All the indicators are up, except the hiring part. There are several theories as to why, meanwhile Latino employment remains low. VL By Matt Phillips, Quartz American companies want workers—they just aren’t actually hiring them yet....

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