A Snapshot of How Much Latinos Make in the Workforce

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The workforce in this country can be difficult to understand, let alone explain. But one thing is clear, race plays an important factor.

Even though we’re getting close to recovering from the recent recession, statistics show that some things, like high unemployment among blacks and Hispanics, has been consistent for the past four decades, and it’s a lot higher when compared to white unemployment.

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What’s also hasn’t changed — and you probably know this — is that Hispanics are more likely to drop out of high school and work a low-wage job, like farm laborers, maids, and house cleaners. Blacks form clusters of health aids, security guards, and bus drivers. While whites are in managing positions, like construction and farm management and CEOs.

Because blacks and Hispanics are more likely to drop out of high school than to earn a bachelor’s degree, the racial divide in the workforce will probably stay the same for another 40 years.

Learn more about the racial workforce divide in the U.S. here.

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