Hispanic Workforce Statistics

Posted: Jun 29 2014

Employed Hispanic or Latino workers by sex, occupation, class of worker, full- or part-time status, and detailed ethnic group (in thousands) Data updated March 1, 2012 In the following table note the largest occupations with Hispanic workers are Service Occupations, "Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance", and the "Production, Transporation, and Material Moving Occupations". Nonetheless there was some good growth in the "Management, Professional, and Related Occupations" between 2010 and 2011.

Median weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers by selected characteristics Data updated March 1, 2012 Note on the graph below, Hispanic workers' median weekly earnings is statistically lower than median weekly earnings for those of other backgrounds. For a Hispanic man the weekly earnings is $571, and for a Hispanic woman the weekly earnings is $518.

Characteristic

Number of workers

Median weekly earnings

(in thousands)

2010

2011

2010

2011

White

80,656

81,336

 $  765

 $  775

     Men

45,685

46,360

 $  850

 $  856

     Women

34,971

34,976

 $  684

 $  703

Black or African American

11,658

11,604

 $  611

 $  615

     Men

5,376

5,414

 $  633

 $  653

     Women

6,283

6,191

 $  592

 $  595

Asian

4,946

5,197

 $  855

 $  866

     Men

2,753

2,912

 $  936

 $  970

     Women

2,193

2,284

 $  773

 $  751

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

14,837

15,147

 $  535

 $  549

      Men

9,239

9,448

 $  560

 $  571

      Women

5,598

5,700

 $  508

 $  518

NOTE: Estimates for the above race groups (white, black or African American, and Asian) do not sum to totals because data are not presented for all races. Persons whose ethnicity is identified as Hispanic or Latino may be of any race. Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data.

  Data courtesy of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics  Hispanic Workforce Growth The Hispanic workforce in the U.S. has grown significantly since 1988.  In 1988 9,000,000 Hispanics were employed in the U.S. workforce. By 2011, 23,000,000 were working in the U.S. workforce.  Please see graph below for annual Hispanic workforce statistics. Mexican-Americans were the largest percent of the 2011 workforce coming in at 63% of the total Hispanic workforce.

Future of Hispanic Workforce The Hispanic workforce is expected to skyrocket from it's 2011 number of 23,000,000 Hispanics in the U.S. workforce to 30.5 million of the labor force (civilian) in 2020. This according to the U.S. BLS 2011 study.

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