October 20, 2021

Report: Hispanic, Latino workers kept the US economy moving during pandemic

FILE – In this May 12, 2020, file photo, farmworkers harvest beans during the coronavirus outbreak in Homestead, Fla. Many U.S. health centers that serve agricultural workers across the nation are receiving COVID-19 vaccine directly from the federal government in a program created by the Biden administration. But in some states, farmworkers are not yet in the priority groups authorized to receive the shots. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — Economic growth has long been supported by Hispanic and Latino workers in the United States and challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic fueled U.S. officials to examine their ongoing contributions despite being disproportionately affected by the virus and working conditions.

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