More Hispanic and Asian men work

Hispanic men have for decades had a higher labor force participation rate (percentage employed or looking for work) than have white men. Asian men used to have a lower rate in the 1990s but now have a higher participation rate than white men. Since the 1990s, the spread between these rates for Hispanic men and those of white men have increased, from roughly 4% to 8%. The Federal government projects that the gap will increase into the 2020s.(Go here).

The Wall Street Journal says that Labor participation among Hispanic immigrants with a high-school degree (72.2%) is nearly 20 points higher than similarly educated native whites (53.8%) and about equal to those with bachelor’s degrees (72.7%).


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