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Latinos were working in 2011, representing 15 percent of the U.S. labor
force. By 2020, Hispanics are expected to comprise 19 percent of the
U.S. labor force.
Hispanics already have the highest rate of labor force participation
across any race or ethnicity with 67.5 percent in 2010, and according to
the BLS, they will be the only ethnic or racial group whose workforce
participation will go up by 2020. By comparison, the labor force par-
ticipation of whites was 65.1 percent in 2010 and will be going down to
62.8 percent in 2020. For blacks it was 62.2 percent in 2010, also going
down to 60.3 percent in 2020, and finally for Asians it was 64.7 percent
in 2010 going down to 63.1 percent in 2020.
According to Rakesh Kochhar, who writes about social and demo-
graphic trends for the Pew Research Center, “from 2010 to 2020, His-
Figure 3.25
Hispanic College Graduation Rates