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Hispanic Employment, Workforce Participation Rise in November

By Craig Bannister | December 7, 2018 | 8:46am EST
Seasonally-Adjusted Hispanic-Latino Employment (Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)

The national seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate for Hispanics and Latinos in the U.S. labor force remained near its lowest level on record in November of 2018, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data released Friday show.

In November, the unemployment rate for Hispanics and Latinos, aged 16 and up, was 4.5%, up from its record low of 4.4% in October. BLS began tracking Hispanic-Latino employment data in 1973.

The number of Hispanics employed, participating in the workplace, and civilian population all rose in November, as Hispanics' labor force participation rate increased from 66.2% to 66.8%, recording its third straight monthly increase.

Hispanic-Latino employment statistics for November 2018:

· Unemployment rate: 4.5%, up from 4.4% in October

· Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population (16+ years old): 43,146,000, up from 43,054,000 in October

· Number Participating in Labor Force: 28,806.000, up from 28,500,000 in October

· Labor Force Participation: 66.8%, up from 66.2% in October

· Number Employed: 27,510,000, up from 25,252,000 in October

· Number Unemployed: 1,296,000, up from 1,248,000 in October

Number of Hispanics and Latinos Employed (Seasonally-Adjusted, in thousands)
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

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