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The Demographics of the Jobs Recovery: Employment Gains by Race, Ethnicity, Gender and Nativity

March 21, 2012

Analyzes percentage change in employment from 2009 to 2011 by race/ethnicity, nativity, gender, and industry, as well as trends in job growth relative to population growth.

Fighting Poverty in a Bad Economy, Americans Move In With Relatives

October 2, 2011

Analyzes trends in the number of multi-generational households, their household incomes, and poverty rates by age, race/ethnicity, nativity, and employment status. Estimates individuals' and generations' shares of household income.

Wealth Gaps Rise to Record Highs Between Whites, Blacks and Hispanics

July 26, 2011

Analyzes 2005-09 trends in household wealth, net worth, and asset ownership by type of asset, geography, and race/ethnicity. Examines long-term trends in wealth ratios by race/ethnicity since 1984, wealth gaps within groups, and contributing factors.

After the Great Recession: Foreign Born Gain Jobs; Native Born Lose Jobs

October 29, 2010

Compares labor market outcomes -- including unemployment, labor participation rates, and earnings -- between June 2009 and June 2010 by race/ethnicity and industry. Explores underlying factors such as flexibility, volatility, and demographic tre

Through Boom and Bust: Minorities, Immigrants and Homeownership

May 12, 2009

Examines trends in 1995-2008 homeownership rates by race/ethnicity, nativity, and citizenship status; 2006-07 subprime lending to Hispanics/Latinos and African Americans by income level and compared with whites; and foreclosure rates by county.

Unemployment Rises Sharply Among Latino Immigrants in 2008

February 12, 2009

Analyzes trends in the employment data of foreign-born Latinos/Hispanics between the fourth quarter of 2007 and the fourth quarter of 2008. Explores the recession's impact on immigrants compared with U.S.-born Latinos/Hispanics and other groups.

Hispanics and the Economic Downturn: Housing Woes and Remittance Cuts

January 9, 2009

Presents results of a survey of U.S.- and foreign-born Hispanics/Latinos on the downturn's impact on housing payments, remittances, and other economic behaviors. Compares the financial situation and outlook of Hispanics/Latinos and the general population.

Latino Workers in the Ongoing Recession: 2007 to 2008

December 15, 2008

Examines changes in the labor market data for native-born and immigrant Hispanics/Latinos from the third quarter of 2007 through the third quarter of 2008. Analyzes the impact of the recession on the labor force participation rate, employment, and wages.

Sharp Decline in Income for Non-Citizen Immigrant Households, 2006-2007

October 2, 2008

Uses Census Bureau data to examine trends in the median income of non-citizen immigrant households. Looks at which households are most acutely affected, in terms of race/ethnicity, region of origin, education, profession, and other demographics, and why.

Latino Labor Report, 2008: Construction Reverses Job Growth for Latinos

June 4, 2008

Analyzes labor market data for native-born and immigrant Hispanics/Latinos from the first quarter of 2007 through the first quarter of 2008, as well as long-term trends since 2000. Examines unemployment and labor participation rates and weekly earnings.

Inside the Middle Class: Bad Times Hit the Good Life

April 9, 2008

Discusses survey results about the standard of living, sense of progress and mobility, economic behaviors, anxieties and aspirations, and social and political values of the American middle class. Also examines trends in demographic and income data.

1995 - 2005: Foreign-Born Latinos Make Progress on Wages

August 21, 2007

Examines patterns of wage distribution, using data from the Census Bureau's Current Population Survey, in order to study the integration of foreign-born workers -- especially Latinos and Asians -- into the U.S. labor market.