The overall unemployment rate fell to 9 percent, but the Latino unemployment rate went up to 11.4 percent. (Getty Images)
The unemployment rate in the U.S. fell to 9 percent in October but the economy only added 80,000 jobs, according to a Bureau of Labor Statistics report released Friday.
Despite that positive movement, the unemployment rate for Latinos ticked upwards to 11.4 percent.
The October job-creation numbers were less than expected; economists predicted job growth to top 100,000. Still, the report contained some good news. The number of jobs created in September was revised upward from 103,000 to 158,000 and the August number was actually 104,000, instead of the projected 57,000.
And the amount of long-term unemployed, those without a job for 27 weeks or longer, fell by 366,000 in October to 5.9 million, or 42.4 percent of the total amount of unemployed.
The uptick in Latino unemployment could have been driven by mixed results in sectors that employ large amounts of Latinos. Read More