- Author: Pew Research Center
A broad overhaul of the nation's immigration laws has been debated and discussed among policy makers for a dozen years, but Congress has yet to pass a bill. Last month, several Hispanic advocacy leaders criticized the president for policies that have contributed to the more than three million immigrants deported since 2004. Yet now, some Latino leaders are wondering if immigration reform is perhaps “crowding out other issues facing the Latino community.”
Immigration reform “now occupies almost all the Latino...
- Author: The New York Times
Hispanics generally fare better than blacks in rankings of inequality in American life, according to a new report by the National Urban League.
The annual report, called the State of Black America, also included a ranking of income inequality and unemployment for 77 American cities that had large black populations and 83 cities that had large Hispanic populations, based on data from the American Community Survey, an annual survey by the Census Bureau.
Nationwide, black Americans are twice as likely to be unemployed as whites (13.1 percent of blacks versus 6.5 percent of whites, according to...
- Posted By: Lisa M. Rawleigh
- Written by: Pew Research Center
The sluggish recovery from the Great Recession has been better for men than for women. From the end of the recession in June 2009 through May 2011, men gained 768,000 jobs and lowered their unemployment rate by 1.1 percentage points to 9.5percent. Women, by contrast, lost 218,000 jobs during the same period, and their unemployment rate increased by 0.2 percentage points to 8.5percent, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics data.
Employment trends during the recovery have favored men over women in all but one of the 16 major sectors of the economy identified in this report. In five...