Work in Progress: Latinos in the RI Workforce

October 17, 2013

As the fastest growing ethnic group in Rhode Island, Latinos will play a more prominent role in the future of the state’s workforce and economic growth, according to an infographic released  by the Latino Policy Institute (LPI) at Roger Williams University and The Economic Progress Institute. 

While the working age Latino population, defined as ages 16 to 64, is expected to increase by 5.6 percent by 2020, this demographic faces a number of challenges to realize their professional potential.  The infographic below highlights many of the strengths and challenges facing Latinos in the Rhode Island workforce.