Unemployment Rate Hits 4-Year-Low for Latinos, at 9.6 Percent

Chronic unemployment problems remain for the whole country


The U.S. unemployment rate for Latinos fell to 9.6 percent in December, the lowest jobless rate in four years.

December was also the fourth straight month the jobless rate has fallen below 10 percent. Prior to September 2012, the Latino unemployment rate had not gone under 10 percent in 44 consecutive months.