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Hispanics will make up nearly 20 percent of the labor force in 2024 


September 28, 2016
In observation of Hispanic Heritage month, which runs every year from September 15 through October 15, The Economics Daily takes a look at some labor force statistics for Hispanic Americans. The Hispanic share of the labor force is expected to increase more than that of any other demographic group, because of both overall population growth–from higher births and increased immigration–and higher labor force participation rates. Full Text »
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Impact of the strengthening dollar on U.S. import prices in 2015

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) import price index measures changes in prices of goods purchased from abroad by residents of the United States. The index declined throughout most of 2015 and ended the year with an 8.3-percent decrease from the December 2014 figure. Declines in prices of commodities such as oil, gold, other precious metals, and copper were an important factor behind the fall in the import price index.
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