10 Occupations with the Highest Percentage of Latinos

Monday, September 06, 2010
Sorting Onions (photo: David Bacon, Agricultural Worker Health Project)
1.     Graders and sorters of agricultural products—58.0%
2.     Drywall installers, ceiling tile installers, and tapers—56.6%
3.     Cement masons, concrete finishers, and terrazzo workers—51.5%
4.     Helpers, construction trades—48.6%
5.     Roofers—47.7%
6.     Miscellaneous agricultural workers—45.7%
7.     Packaging and filling machine operators and tenders—45.1%
8.     Carpet, floor, and tile installers and finishers—44.5%
9.     Construction laborers—44.2%
10.   Hand packers and packagers—43.7%
-David Wallechinsky
Labor Force Characteristics by Race and Ethnicity, 2009 (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics) (pdf)


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