Latino Unemployment Rate Rises As National Rate Declines

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Last week, Republican National Committee President Reince Priebus released a statement saying:

“Today’s employment report bring good news for some, but these small gains continue leaving behind many families and communities disappointed, especially the Hispanic community who saw the unemployment rate increase up to 9.4 percent.

This is not how a healthy economy looks like. This is an economy poisoned by the imprudent politics of an arrogant bureaucracy in Washington.”

The White House has responded to critics by saying that Hispanic/Latino unemployment rates have fallen by 3 percent since private-sector job growth began in early 2010.

Important to note: The unemployment rate refers only to people who are actively looking for work, so these numbers may actually be higher

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Priscilla Rodriguez, Associate Editor

Priscilla Rodriguez is Latina.com’s Associate Editor. She provides coverage on nearly every topic with a focus on celebrity entertainment. Before hitting the pavement at Latina, Priscilla worked for various outlets including Teen.com, InStyle and Us Weekly. You can follow her on Twitter @priscilrodrig.

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