Latino Unemployment Rate Inches Upward

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It’s the first Friday of the month, which means the latest job figures have been released.

In July, the U.S. economy added 215,000 jobs while the national unemployment rate remained unchanged at 5.3 percent. The unemployment rate for Latinos increased to 6.8 percent in July from 6.6 percent in June as more Latinos searched for work but fewer found jobs.

The Latino unemployment rate remains stubbornly higher than the national unemployment rate. However, while monthly variations show one aspect of Latino job growth, long-term employment trends paint a clearer picture, showing that Latinos are gaining ground in key sectors.

Fid out more in our latest Latino Jobs Report.

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