Jessica Vela

Research Assistant, Tax and Budget Policy

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Jessica Vela is a research assistant with the Tax and Budget Policy team at American Progress. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Middlebury College, where her studies focused on the intersection of international politics and economics. She is an Ohio native who enjoys listening to podcasts and watching football.

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Latino Workers Continue To Experience a Shortage of Good Jobs Article
A California street vendor serves customers in front of a colorful mural in Los Angeles.

Latino Workers Continue To Experience a Shortage of Good Jobs

Although Hispanic and Latino workers have high employment rates in the United States, labor market experiences differ substantially within this community, with Mexican, Guatemalan, Honduran, and Salvadoran Americans experiencing significant and intersecting gender and ethnic wage gaps.

Rose Khattar, Jessica Vela, Lorena Roque