This report from the Pew Hispanic Center analyzes labor market trends in the economic recovery from 2009 to 2011. The focus is on the change in employment by race, ethnicity, gender and nativity. The data for this report are derived from the Current Population Survey, a monthly survey of about 55,000 households conducted jointly by the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Census Bureau. Data from three monthly surveys were combined to create larger sample sizes for individual groups of workers.
Thus, most of the analysis is conducted on a quarterly basis.
The report was researched and written by Rakesh Kochhar, associate director for research of the Pew Hispanic Center. The report was edited by Paul Taylor, executive vice president of the Pew Research Center and director of the Pew Hispanic Center. Research assistants Seth Motel and Eileen Patten and research analyst Gabriel Velasco assisted with data tabulations, charts and numbers-checking. The report was copy-edited by Marcia Kramer.