Originally published by VOXXI as “Latino unemployment rate jumps up to 9.4 percent.”
BY GRISELDA NEVAREZ
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 percent in July — the lowest level since December 2008 — the Latino unemployment rate crept up to 9.4 percent last month, up from 9.1 percent in June.
In April, the Latino unemployment rate had dropped to 9.0 percent — the lowest since November 2008 — and it has climbed ever since.
Alan Krueger, chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers, released a statement in response to the latest employment report: