Friday, October 20, 2017 | Updated at 2:01 PM ET

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At unprecedented rates, the U.S. Hispanic population is joining the labor force, flooding most fields. Even as this happens, research shows that the income and net wealth of Hispanic workers continues to be less than that of non-Hispanic whites.

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Multiculturalism is on the rise in the U.S., and as time progresses, non-Hispanic whites will contribute shrinking numbers to the growing population. Nonetheless, inequality persists between non-whites and whites, and those disparities are costing the U.S. trillions.

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Employment in the U.S. has been capricious of late, but the economic assault dealt by The Great Recession only helped to stagger job opportunities and heighten unemployment rates, particularly for non-whites. That said, new job numbers show that last month saw a decrease in Latino unemployment.

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New York City has become the latest city to adopt a paid sick leave law, and it will affect up to 500,000 more employees.The law impacts companies with five or more employees who work more than 80 hours during the calendar year in NYC

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Job openings in the U.S. have hit its highest levels in seven years. According to the Department of Labor, more than 4.6 million job openings were available during May, an increase from 4.5 million during April.

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16,000 more people filed claims than expected.

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