Unemployment Rate Up for Hispanics

By: 23 Newsroom
By: 23 Newsroom

Here in the stateline, jobs seem to be scarce, and we're no different than other communities nationwide. The Labor Department reports the national unemployment rate was 5.6 percent last month.

A study released today says the unemployment rate for Hispanics is up. The rate jumped to 7.3 percent in January, which reverses a decline over the second half of 2003.

The Pew Hispanic Center says the main reason for the increase was people entering or re-entering the work force.

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