Hispanic Workforce Hit Harder During Economic Downturns

unterparts, according to the findings of an academic study published in the Journal of Business Valuation and Economic Loss Analysis. Analyzing employment data from 1976 to 2008, researchers from the Texas Tech University 'Even during periods of non-economic downturn, the Hispanic unemployment rate is highly volatile,' Mr. Reyes says. 'These findings should serve as a warning call that this large

Written by: Jessica Behnham

DALLAS, Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Hispanic workers represent one of the fastest-growing segments of the U.S. workforce, but they also are at particular risk during economic downturns, suffering negative effects sooner, more severely and for longer duration than their white counterparts, according to the findings of an academic study published in the Journal of Business Valuation and Economic Loss Analysis.

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