The number of U.S. workers of color dropped by 2.1 million between 2013 and 2015, and more than a third of that loss is expected to be from the manufacturing sector, according to a report released Thursday.
Hispanics will make up nearly a quarter of the labor market for the first time in history.
The report, from the Economic Policy Institute, said the labor-force losses are expected to continue because the share of U-20 graduates has declined and because Hispanic-American children of immigrants are entering the labor pipeline at a much faster rate than their white peers.
The numbers underscore a problem facing the U.K. as it tries to regain its reputation as a country of immigration.
The number in the labor pool is not the same as the population it has been trying to attract, and a more diverse workforce is also expected to add to the population of U