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.
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.
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.
A Profile of Hispanic Public School Students
One-in-Five and Growing Fast:
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.
Hispanic Women in the United States, 2007