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LA County Latinos Swing From One Of Highest Employment Rates To The Lowest

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In just two months, Latinos have gone from having one of the highest rates of employment in Los Angeles County to the lowest.

It's a devastating turn that's happened at breathtaking speed due to the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic and stay-at-home orders. And it comes after what had been a historic wave of Latino prosperity across the nation.

That now appears to be at risk. The devastation in job losses is widespread in America, as the unemployment rate has climbed to 14.7%, the highest level since the Great Depression. But the latest U.S. jobs report shows that Latinos are the worst hit, with a record jobless rate of 18.9%, higher than any other ethnic group.


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