Economy articles

US Census finds nation at lowest growth rate in over 70 years

LatinaLista — It’s only been a year since the 2010 Census showed which states had grown in population and which were losers when it came to adding congressional seats. The ink is hardly dry on some of those states’ redistricting maps and yet, found in the U.S. Census’ latest data, some states are still experiencing population

U.S. economic crisis changing the profile of today’s Mexican immigrant

LatinaLista — A small earthquake rocked Congress on Capitol HIll yesterday. Unlike the August 23rd earthquake that shook the region with a 5.8 magnitude, this earthquake was symbolic rather than physical. Yesterday, Republicans and Democrats came together in a vote of 389 to 15 to pass H.R. 3012, “The Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act.” The

Mexican economists tally the costs of anti-immigrant legislation and shaky economy on undocumented immigrants

LatinaLista — A New York Times editorial today was the latest commentary to blast Alabama legislators for passing HB 56, otherwise known as THE immigration law. The editorial pointed out the devastating unseen consequences of the law on the state’s economy. Farmers can tally the cost of crops left to rot as workers flee. Governments

New report shows Latinos have unprecedented success in lawncare and landscape industry — but for how long?

LatinaLista — Every bad joke you’ve ever heard about Latinos being in the lawn care and landscaping business is about to multiply courtesy of a report released today by the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce titled “The Economic Impact of the Landscaping and Lawn Care Services Industry on U.S. Latinos.” According to the report’s authors,

New report reveals Latino and black homebuyers with good credit were targets of subprime lenders

LatinaLista — At the height of the subprime mortgage crisis, the blame for it and the subsequent housing bubble bust were laid directly on the doormat of Latino and black homebuyers. “Buying more home than they can afford” was the popular soundbite pundits and commentators echoed while trying to make someone accountable for the worst