Mar 15, 2007

Interesting Facts About Last Years Job Growth

From a Pew Hispanic Center study titled Construction Jobs Expand for Latinos Despite Slump in Housing Market and written about in an UPI article.

While comprising nearly 14% of the overall population, Hispanics have captured 36.7% of the entire job growth in 2006. This is not meant to disparage Hispanics, but it further illustrates that the job creation that is being bragged about is at the lower end of the wage scale.

The focus of the article is that 2 out of 3 new construction jobs are being filled by Latinos. Considering the downturn in construction, the prospect for non-Latinos in construction does not look good.