An Unsure Future

Check out this Economic Policy Institute Briefing on the economic challenges faced by workers at the bottom of the wage scale. The briefing provides the racial/ethnic composition and education levels of the low-wage workforce including what occupations have the highest and lowest shares of low-wage workers. According to the report, female, young, and minority workers are overrepresented in the ranks of low-wage workers. In regards to Latinos:

Likewise, Hispanics made up 15.3 percent of the workforce in 2011but constituted 23.6 percent of poverty-wage workers.