Labor Department Report: Latino Unemployment Rate Dips to 9.9 Percent

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After months of unemployment rates hitting record highs, it seems like the tides aren't changing fast enough for many Latinos.

According to the latest employment report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate for Latinos slightly decreased to 9.9 percent in September, compared to 10.2 percent in August.

The Labor Department statistics revealed that the national unemployment rate hit 7.8 percent last month. In addition, the total of unemployed Americans totaled 12.1 million, which is the lowest it has been since 2009, according to Fox News Latino

Construction and manufacturing jobs are some of the fields to get hit the hardest after the recession, while employment opportunities in the health and hospitality services continue to thrive. Back in September, 44,000 new jobs were added in the health care field, and include an overall total of 295,000 new jobs so far this year.

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