Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Latinos hit harder with job losses
This likely comes as no surprise, but the layoffs are happening disproportionately to Latinos and blacks, the AP reports.
These two groups are losing jobs at a faster rate than the rest of the population, partly because of the concentration of blue-collar or service-industry jobs that are evaporating in the economy's recession.
Since December 2007, Latino unemployment rose 4.7 percentage points to 10.9 percent, and black unemployment rose 4.5 percentage points to 13.5 percent. White unemployment rose 2.9 percentage points to 7.3 points in the same time period.
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