01/04/2013 10:54 am ET

Hispanic Unemployment Rate Remains Higher Than National Average, Down Slightly Since November

The economy is slowly improving, according to the new jobs report released Friday by the Department of Labor.

Unemployment remained virtually the same at 7.8 percent, from 7.7 percent in November. It dropped below 8 percent in September for the first time in nearly four years.

There were 12.2 million unemployed workers, compared with 12 million unemployed workers in November.

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