Thursday, February 16, 2012

Labor Force Growth To Be Largely Hispanic

Mostly because of older (white) workers retiring and higher Hispanic birth rate, the work force is changing. - - Donna Poisl


Hispanics are likely to account for 74 percent of the growth in the U.S. labor force through 2020, the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects.

Citing federal statistics, the non-profit Pew Research Center, based in Washington, said the 74 percent figure is substantially higher than the percentage of Hispanics who accounted for labor force growth in the previous two decades. Hispanics accounted for 36 percent of the increase in the 1990s and 54 percent from 2000 to 2010, Pew said.
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