The project tracks employment trends for Latinos on a regular basis, examining differences by nativity, generation, country of origin, gender, occupation and industry. The reports also offer comparisons with other racial and ethnic groups.
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.
After the Great Recession: Foreign Born Gain Jobs; Native Born Lose Jobs
In the year following the end of the Great Recession in June 2009, foreign-born workers gained 656,000 jobs while native-born workers lost 1.2 million. As a result, the unemployment rate fell for immigrants while it rose for the native born.
Illegal Immigration Backlash Worries, Divides Latinos
The national political backlash against illegal immigration has created new divisions among Latinos and heightened their concerns about discrimination against members of their ethnic group-including those who were born in the United States or who immigrated legally.
Hispanics, High School Dropouts and the GED
Just one-in-ten Hispanic high school drop-outs has a General Educational Development (GED) credential, widely regarded as the best “second chance” pathway to college, vocational training and military service for adults who do not graduate high school.
2008, Hispanic and Foreign-Born Populations in the U.S. Statistical Portraits
A new demographic and economic profile of Latinos, based on 2008 census data, finds they are twice as likely as the overall U.S. population to lack health insurance coverage.
2008, Hispanics in the United States Statistical Portrait
This statistical profile of the Latino population is based on Pew Hispanic Center tabulations of the Census Bureau’s 2008 American Community Survey.
2008, Foreign-Born Population in the United States Statistical Portrait
This statistical profile of the foreign-born population is based on Pew Hispanic Center tabulations of the Census Bureau’s 2008 American Community Survey.