Latinx workers are disproportionately represented in the meatpacking and food-processing industry: Latinx and white shares of meatpacking and food-processing workers

Latinx White
All workers 16.8% 63.5%
All workers in this industry 34.9% 34.5%
Front-line meatpacking workers 44.4% 19.1%


Notes: The front-line industry categories used here are the categories used in the CEPR report cited in the Source line below. Sample is a 2014–2018 five-year estimate.

Source: EPI analysis of data from the Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) report Meatpacking Workers Are a Diverse Group Who Need Better Protections (Fremstad, Rho, and Brown 2020).

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