Friday, October 3, 2014

Latino unemployment rate drops to 6.9 percent in September, lowest since May 2008

The Hispanic unemployment rate hit 6.9 percent in September, the lowest since May 2008, and a major improvement from a 13.1 percent in August 2009 at the height of the recession. The unemployment rate for Latinos fell from 7.5 percent in August. 

Overall, U.S. employers added 248,000 jobs in September, a burst of hiring that helped drive down the general unemployment rate to 5.9 percent, the lowest since July 2008.

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