The Bureau of Labor Statistic’s employment report was not good news for Latinos. The unemployment rate among Latinos edged up in May to now stand at 11 percent.
For Latinos who suffered among the worst of job losses during hard times, recent gains driving the Tennessee jobless rate down to 8.2 percent for January haven’t treated all types of workers equally.
The unemployment rate for Hispanics dropped to 10.5 percent in January, down from 11 percent in December.
The unemployment rate for Hispanics fell to 11 percent in December, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported Friday.
Compared to non-Hispanic whites, Hispanics with asthma are less likely to be in the care of a regular doctor or clinic; less likely to be prescribed appropriate medicines; less likely to have access to specialized care; and more likely to end up being treated in the emergency department or hospitalized in a crisis.
Alabama's strict new immigration law may be backfiring. Intended to force illegal workers out of jobs, it is also driving away many construction workers, roofers and field hands in the country legally who do backbreaking jobs that Americans generally won't.
Alabama's economy and businesses will be hurt by the state's new immigration law, as it creates a "regulatory tax on businesses" that will be forced to comply, said a Birmingham economist.