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Hispanics and Latinos observed some of the highest unemployment rates among all races and ethnic groups during the COVID-19 pandemic, as reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).
In the second quarter of 2020, the Hispano and Latino unemployment rates were 16.7%, the highest unemployment rate in that period compared to the unemployment rates of whites, blacks, and Asian Americans. Recently, in the second quarter of 2021, the unemployment rate of Hispano and Latino was 7.2% – 2.1 and 1.6 percentage points higher, respectively, than the unemployment rate of whites and Asians, and 2 percentage points lower than the unemployment rate of blacks.
Despite high recent unemployment, the combined employment of Latinos and Latinos increased by about 3% between 2016 and 2020, and in some occupations there were much larger employment jumps from this demographic group. In this study, we examine the fastest-growing jobs for Latinos and Latinos. Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) are used to classify four-year percentage growth by occupation from 2016 to 2020. For more information about our data or how we combine our findings, read the Data and Methodology section below.
This is the second SmartAsset study on Hispanics and Latinos from 2021. Check out our study at where Hispanics and Latinos find themselves economically best off here.
1. Couriers and messengers
From 2016 to 2020, the employment of Hispanics and Latinos as couriers and couriers more than tripled. In four years, the percentage has increased by 205%. This increase even surpassed the overall strong growth of the profession (155%). As a result, Hispanics and Hispanics accounted for a higher percentage of couriers and couriers in 2020 than in 2016. In 2016, 19.3% were couriers and senders of Hispanics and Hispanics, but BLS data for 2020 show that 23.1% were couriers. in Hispanic in Latino.
2. Pest control workers
In 2020, there were approximately 23,100 more Spanish and Latin American pest control workers in the U.S. than in 2016, or 200%. This exceeded the overall growth of the profession by about 158 percentage points: between 2016 and 2020, the overall increase in employment in the profession was only 42%.
3. Detectives and criminalists
In 2016, less than 8% of U.S. detective and forensic investigators were Hispanic and Hispanic. However, according to the BLS for 2020, this figure was last 17%. During this four-year period, the number of Spanish and Latin American detectives and detectives increased by 174%.
4. Information Security Analysts
In the last four years, the number of Spanish information security analysts has increased by 173%. This exceeds the overall growth of the profession by about 119 percentage points. Between 2016 and 2020, the overall increase in employment in the profession was 54%.
5. Insurance companies
As already mentioned, the total employment of insurance companies decreased by about 2% from 2016 to 2020. With the decline in total employment and the increase in employment of Hispanics and Latinos, the share of Hispanic and Latino insurance companies increased sharply, from 4.9% to 11.9%.
6. Private detectives and investigators
From 2016 to 2020, the number of Hispanic and Latin American private detectives and investigators increased from about 6,300 to about 14,600. This net increase for 8,300 Hispanic and Latino private detectives and investigators represents a 132 percent change over four years.
Hispanics and Latinos are increasingly joining the firefighting profession. In 2016, there were a total of approximately 19,400 Latin American and Latin American firefighters in the United States. In 2020, that number increased by about 126%, to about 24,500.
8. Public relations experts (tie)
The profession of public relations specialist is associated with the nurse as the eighth fastest growing job for Hispanics and Latinos. From 2016 to 2020, the number of Hispanics and Latinos working as public relations professionals increased by about 10,900. This represents a 123% increase in the percentage of employment of Spanish and Latin American public relations professionals.
8. Nurses (tie)
In our recent study, we found that the nursing profession is one of the most promising jobs for employment and pay. Although the percentage of Hispanics and Latinos working as nurses is relatively low, it is growing. From 2016 to 2020, the percentage of Hispanics and Hispanics working as nurses increased from 3.5% to 6.3% compared to all nurses. Overall, employment of Hispanics and Latinos as nurses increased by 123%.
The profession of logistics – individuals who analyze and coordinate an organization’s supply chain – completes our list of the 10 fastest growing jobs for Hispanics and Latinos. The number of Hispanic and Latino logisticians increased by about 16,500 from 2016 to 2020. As a result, data for 2020 showed that about 1 in 5 logisticians in the U.S. was Hispanic and Latin American.
Data and methodology
To find the fastest-growing jobs for Latinos and Latinos, SmartAsset examined employment data from 2016 and 2020. We filtered all occupations that employed fewer than 5,000 Hispanics and Hispanics in 2016. We also filtered all professions with “other” or. “Miscellaneous” in the title due to lack of professional specificity. To classify occupations, we looked at the four-year percentage change of Hispanics and Hispanics employed in each occupation from 2016 to 2020.
All data come from the Labor Statistics Office. Data for both years are annual averages. Therefore, approximately nine months of data for 2020 reflect employment changes affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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