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Monday, August 8th, 2016

Jobs Report: Latino Unemployment Rate Falls in July

*Latino unemployment dropped from 5.8 to 5.4 percent. VL By Brian Latimer, NBC News July surpassed expectations for job growth in the U.S., and although the national unemployment rate stayed the same, the Latino labor force saw gains in job growth. More than 255,000 jobs were added in July, which surpassed predictions of about 180,000

Friday, March 4th, 2016

Good news for February Latino employment

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco (1 minute read) Good news for the economy overall, and some good news for the U.S. Latino economy specifically. The Bureau of Labor Statistics released February employment statistics this morning. Here are the numbers:...

Friday, February 5th, 2016

Latino unemployment dips to 5.9%

Victor Landa, NewsTaco Today, The Bureau of Labor Statistics announced its count of unemployed persons for the month of January and said that ; the , a drop of .1 percent since December. For Latinos the news...

Wednesday, January 13th, 2016

What I didn’t hear in the State of the Union speech, and why

Victor Landa, NewsTaco More than any other speech that President Obama has delivered, last nights’ State of the Union was done more for himself than for any audience, real or perceived. He did it because he has...

Friday, January 8th, 2016

Latino unemployment rate drops to 6.3 percent

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco The Bureau of Labor Statistics released its December employment numbers this morning, and economists are calling the report stellar. It was enough of a change to drop the month-to-month Latino unemployment rate from 6.4...

Wednesday, October 14th, 2015

Fact check: Is Latino youth really 36% unemloyed, per Bernie Sanders?

*Aside from this Bernie Sanders mention and a quick discussion about immigration, Latinos were scarcely mentioned directly in last night’s Democratic presidential debate. VL By Louis Jacobson, Politifact During his opening statement at the first Democratic presidential...

Friday, September 4th, 2015

August unemployment report shows small change for Latinos

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco The Bureau of Labor Statistics this morning released its employment report for the month August. The total nonfarm payroll employment for the nation increased by 173,000 jobs, which was less than expected by...

Thursday, July 2nd, 2015

U.S. Economy Adds 223,000 Jobs; Unemployment at 5.3%

*The unemployment numbers are out a few days earlier than usual this month due to the Fourth of July holiday. , the May number was 6.7. . There were 1.3 million Latinos who remain on the labor...

Friday, June 5th, 2015

Economy added 280,000 jobs in May, Latino unemployment at 6.7 percent

*This appears to be good news on almost all counts. The overall unemployment number increased slightly, to 5.5 percent, but economists see it as a positive development because it includes a higher number of people who have...

Friday, May 8th, 2015

Unemployment Rate 2015: Latino Jobless Rate Slightly Increased in April

*While the employment rate, in general, continues to bring good news, that’s not the case for Latino employment. It’s a small increase, from 6.8 percent to 6.9 percent, but it continues a disturbing trend. Since December of...

Wednesday, April 8th, 2015

US Latino Unemployment Rate Rises in March, More Latinas Unemployed Than Latino Males

*Latino unemployment rose to 6.8 percent from February to March. Overall, not good news. But if you’re looking for a silver lining, a year ago the Latino unemployment rate was 7.9 percent. VL By Michael Oleaga, Latin...

Friday, December 5th, 2014

Latino unemployment stays under 7 percent for third month in a row

*Good news on the jobs front. Latino unemployment dropped from 6.8% to 6.6%. It’s still not as good as the overall unemployment rate.  At least it’s moving in the right direction. We’ll be able to parse that...

Friday, November 7th, 2014

Latino unemployment stays under 7 percent for second month in a row

*While this is good news, there are some takeaways to consider: the National unemployment rate is 5.8%; the median weekly earning for Latinos is $578; over the past six months, the economy has grown at a 4.1%...

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

Poll Focuses On Views From A Wide Array Of Latino Americans

By Gene Demby, NPR/WBUR You’ve probably heard a lot about “the Latino voter” or the way companies are trying to win over “the Latino consumer.” It’s a cliché to point out that Latinos, like every other ethnic group,...

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