Sometimes…Things are Not as they Seem

According to this report by Pew Hispanic Research, Latinos and Asians experienced a faster rate of growth in jobs than other demographic groups; however, the devil is in the details:

The differences in jobs growth across groups largely reflect the differences in population growth. From 2007 to 2011, the Hispanic working-age (16 and older) population increased by 12.8% and the Asian working-age population increased by 10.9%. However, the white working-age population grew only 1.3%, and the black working-age population increased by 5% in this four-year period. Since much of the addition to the workforce is Hispanic and Asian, their share in employment growth is high.

Graphic via Pew Hispanic Research