Record 28,282,000 Hispanics Employed

By Craig Bannister | November 1, 2019 | 8:05am EDT

The number of Hispanics and Latinos employed hit a new record of 28,282,000 in October, breaking the record set a month earlier, as the national seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate for Hispanics and Latinos ticked up to 4.1% – from the record low set in September.

In October, the unemployment rate for Hispanics and Latinos, aged 16 and up, was 4.1%, up from its record low of 3.9% set in September. BLS began tracking Hispanic-Latino employment data in 1973.

130,000 more Hispanics had jobs in October, breaking the record of 28,152,000 employed set in September. The number of Hispanics participating in the workplace rose in October, as did Hispanics' labor force participation rate, which rose to 67.3% from 67.0% in September.

The number of unemployed Hispanics rose by 69,000 to 1,204,000 from 1,135,000 in September, resulting in the uptick in the unemployment rate.

Hispanic-Latino employment statistics for October 2019:

  • Unemployment rate: 4.1% up from 3.9% in September
  • Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population (16+ years old): 43,814,000 up from 43,722,000 in September
  • Number Participating in Labor Force: 29,486,000, up from 29,287,000 in September
  • Labor Force Participation: 67.3%, up from 67.0% in September
  • Number Employed: 28,282,000 up from 28,152,000 in September
  • Number Unemployed: 1,204,000, up from 1,135,000 in September
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

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