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Thursday, May 21st, 2015

What Latino voters care about more than immigration

*Latinos lost more wealth and jobs during the meltdown of 2008 and the Great Recession than any other group. Latinos want an opportunity to regain what they lost. VL By Patrick Gillespie, CNN Money Over 11 million Latinos voted in the last presidential election. Their numbers have only grown since, especially in key battleground states

Wednesday, April 8th, 2015

US Latino Unemployment Rate Rises in March, More Latinas Unemployed Than Latino Males

*Latino unemployment rose to 6.8 percent from February to March. Overall, not good news. But if you’re looking for a silver lining, a year ago the Latino unemployment rate was 7.9 percent. VL By Michael Oleaga, Latin...

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

What is the TPP and how will it affect Latinos?

*If you haven’t yet paid attention to the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement, here are some reasons you should: First, many political, business and international trade relations observers believe it will affect Latinos – in the U.S....

Friday, January 2nd, 2015

5 Issues Latinos Will Watch In 2015

*Good list to kick-start the year. I especially like “politicos in the wings” and “census” … and the fact that immigration isn’t at the top. VL By Suzzane Gamboa, NBC News The Republicans take over when Congress returns...

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, June 10th, 2014

Reality check on immigration reform

*More and more I’m hearing this in conversation among Latinos. Is immigration crowding out other pressing issues? Has immigration come to define Latinos politically? VL By Esther Cepeda, Washington Post Writers Group CHICAGO — We know that...

Monday, June 2nd, 2014

Top issue for Hispanics? Hint: It’s not immigration

*Not that you’d be able to tell by mainstream media reports and political posturing, not that it’s a big secret to be discovered, it’s something Latinos know too well: the economy and education are the top issues....

Wednesday, November 21st, 2012

Latinos Less Likely To Get Time Off, Workplace Flexibility

By Huffington Post Latino Voices With the holidays just around the corner, most employees are thinking about taking time off work. But for many Latinos, paid leave won’t be an option. According to a study released Tuesday...

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

Obama Says His Jobs Plan Will Help Latinos

It was bound to happen. Given the political grudge match in Washington; given the lackluster state of the economy; given all the talk of the Latino vote potential; and given the beginning of Hispanic Heritage month; it was just...

Thursday, October 21st, 2010

Hhhhmmm. Another way to look at unemployment

The good people at dailyyonder.com (Thanks to Pamela Price for the suggestion) take a focused look at what’s happening in rural America. In a recent post they took a look at rural unemployment and they put together...