The National Council of La Raza (NCLR) highlighted food service jobs as a bright spot for Latino workers in July. Latinos make up one quarter of the industry’s workforce, which gained 29,000 jobs nationally last month. (In the total workforce, Latinos make up 16%.) However, the overall unemployment rate for Latinos went up from 6.6% in June to 6.8% in July.
Each month, NCLR releases a snapshot of Latino employment in its Latino Jobs Report. You can find previous reports on NCLR’s publications page, or compare the monthly employment status of Hispanic and Latino workers with other racial groups from the Bureau of Labor Statistics: