02/06/2013 09:36 am ET

Hispanic Unemployment Edges Up To 9.7 Percent

The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for Hispanics stood at 9.7 percent in January, up just slightly from 9.6 percent in December, according to numbers released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics on Friday. The rate for Hispanics in January 2012 was 10.5 percent.

There are 2.5 million idled workers in the Hispanic civilian labor force, out of a total Hispanic civilian workforce of 24 million.

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