Construction Jobs to Grow as Hispanic Population Expected to Drive U.S. Employment

A new study finds that Hispanics will account for 40 percent of employment growth over the next five years. HIS, an economic forecasting company, says the Hispanic labor-force growth is set to accelerate by an average 2.6 percent over the next 20 years, even as the entire country’s labor force will grow by 0.6 percent from 2020 to 2034.  Voice of America says many of those job gains are likely to be in construction, health services, leisure and hospitality, and professional and business services. The Wall Street Journal reports that the Hispanic share of U.S. employment will increase to 23 percent over the next two decades, from 16 percent last year, according to the research.

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