For Immediate Release: Thursday, October 6, 2011
Contact: Phoebe Silag or Karen Conner, email@example.com 202-775-8810
Metropolitan areas with highest rates of Hispanic unemployment
The Providence, R.I. and Hartford, Conn. metropolitan areas led the nation in Hispanic unemployment in 2010. Today’s Snapshot shows that of the 38 metro areas with data sufficient for reliable estimates, Providence led with a Hispanic unemployment rate of 25.2 percent, closely followed by Hartford (23.5%), Fresno, Calif. (21.1%), and Las Vegas, Nev. (19.4%). The metropolitan areas with the highest rates of Hispanic unemployment were much higher than the national Hispanic average of 12.5 percent and even rival the peak national unemployment rate during the Great Depression.