Several measures offer insights into Latinos’ economic well-being and the ways in which it has changed over time and how it varies among Latino sub-groups. The project’s research documents trends in income, poverty, homeownership and wealth with an emphasis on the impact of business cycles. Our reports on remittances explore the massive flow of dollars that links Hispanic immigrants with their families back home.

Also see our statistical portraits, state and county databases, demographic profiles and Census 2010 tables for data on the characteristics of the Latino and foreign-born populations in the United States.

ReportsDecember 15, 2008

Latino Workers in the Ongoing Recession: 2007 to 2008

A small but significant decline has occurred during the current recession in the share of Latino immigrants active in the U.S. labor force.

ReportsOctober 2, 2008

Sharp Decline in Income for Non-Citizen Immigrant Households, 2006-2007

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.

ReportsAugust 26, 2008

A Profile of Hispanic Public School Students

One-in-Five and Growing Fast:

ReportsJune 4, 2008

Latino Labor Report, 2008: Construction Reverses Job Growth for Latinos

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.

ReportMay 8, 2008

Hispanic Women in the United States, 2007

Fact Sheet