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Despite Slight Unemployment Increase, Latino Rate Stays Same

U.S. employment increased by 209,000 workers in July, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. The national unemployment rate increased slightly to 6.2 percent and Latino unemployment remained at 7.8 percent, according to figures released by the National Council Of La Raza (NCLR).

There are currently 23.3 million Latinos over the age of 16 who are employed, and 2 million who are unemployed and seeking work. Latinos' labor force participation rate is 65.9 percent, and the employment-population ratio - which is the number of Latinos over the age of 16 that are working - is 60.7 percent.