Hispanic workers represent a large and fast-growing section of the construction workforce. Timely and accurate data on workforce demographics are important for construction safety and health surveillance and interventions.
This story-dashboard contains three sets of charts, navigated by clicking on the blue caption boxes or arrows at the top of the dashboard. They summarize trends from 2011 through 2020 on Hispanic construction workers covering for: 1) Employment Trends, 2) Demographics, and 3) Foreign-born. Data are from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey (ACS) downloaded through IPUMS with calculations by the CPWR Data Center. According to the Census definition, Hispanic or Latino refers to a person of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin, including people who reported detailed Hispanic or Latino groups, regardless of race. This population is referenced as Hispanic throughout the story-dashboard. Due to data changes, the dashboard defaults to 2020, but the dashboard allows for historical trends to be examined from 2011 to 2019.
Information on specific charts and instructions for dashboard use are included in the information icon located to the right of each dashboard title. To get a full view of the dashboard on a mobile device, zoom out slightly and use landscape mode, which will provide a better navigation experience.
You can download the data as a spreadsheet. The spreadsheet is color-coded for each set of charts, and each worksheet’s name is based on the corresponding dashboard chart.
The dashboard will be updated annually when new data are available, with the next update scheduled for Fall 2023. If you have questions, comments, or would like lower-level data not provided in the spreadsheet, please email [email protected].
Recommended Citation: CPWR-The Center for Construction Research and Training. . Hispanic Employment [dashboard].