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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 market sidelines. VL By Nelson D. Schwartz, The New York Times Good, but hardly great. The economy added

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,...

Friday, January 10th, 2014

Latino unemployment rate drops to 8.3 percent

By Griselda Nevarez, Voxxi The latest jobs report shows the Latino unemployment rate continues to drop steadily but still lags behind the national unemployment rate by a big margin. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report released Friday shows the...

Friday, December 6th, 2013

Latino Unemployment Rate Falls Below 9 Percent For First Time In 5 Years

By Fox News Latino The nation’s Latino unemployment rate fell in November to 8.7 percent marking a five-year low since 2008, which is also the last time the Hispanic unemployment rate hit below 9 percent. A fourth...

Monday, August 26th, 2013

One In Five Hispanic And Black Workers Are Underemployed

By Bryce covert, Think Progress About one in five black and Hispanic workers, or 18.9 percent of Hispanic workers and 22.4 percent of black workers, are underemployed, meaning that they are either jobless and actively looking for work,...

Friday, August 2nd, 2013

Latino unemployment rate jumps up to 9.4 percent

By Griselda Nevarez, Voxxi Although the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ latest employment report shows a drop in the national unemployment rate, Latinos didn’t get such good news. While the national unemployment rate dropped from 7.6 percent to 7.4...

Monday, June 10th, 2013

Latino Jobless Rate Up in May, Down Since 2012

By Hispanic Business As with the population at large, the unemployment rate for Hispanics continues to drop as the U.S. economy keeps trudging its way out of the gloom of the Great Recession, despite a slight uptick in May....

Monday, April 8th, 2013

Latino Jobless Rate Continues to Drop

By B.D. Campbell, HispanicBusiness.com Latinos continue to make gains in the jobs market, with a seasonally adjusted unemployment rate that dropped in March to 9.2 percent, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. The Latino unemployment rate was 9.6 percent...

Monday, March 11th, 2013

Latino Jobless Rate Dips in February

By Hispanic Business The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for Hispanics dropped slightly in February to 9.6 percent, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. The Hispanic unemployment rate was 9.7 percent in January, which in turn was...

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