Fewer Jobs for Latinos Carry Health Insurance


A new report by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) reveals that Latinos are more likely to be employed in jobs that are not only more dangerous, but also ones that lack health care coverage.
The report showed that in 2010, nearly a third of those working in construction were Hispanics, while nearly 20% of all work-related accidents occurred in that industry.  Further, 60% of Hispanic construction workers lacked health insurance.
Latinos make up 16.7% of the population in the United States. In Connecticut, they are 13.8% of the population, 9.9% in Massachusetts and 12.8% in Rhode Island.