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Hispanics Gain 212,000 Jobs in October
The unemployment rate for Hispanics dropped to 5.8 percent in October from 6.5 percent in September, according to data released today by the U.S. Department of Labor. The overall U.S. unemployment rate also dropped.

Small Business: Katrina's Hard Lessons
The devastating late-summer hurricanes continued to have a significant impact on the U.S. labor market in October. The employment report for the month shows a rebound jobs, but still well short of economists' median forecast.

Fed Hikes Highest Since Mid-2001
As expected on Wall Street, the Federal Open Market Committee voted to lift US interest rates to their highest level in more than four years with the economy proving resilient to hurricanes and high energy costs.

Politics

New York's Mayor Poised to Rout Ferrer
In a city where registered Democrats outnumber Republicans 5-to-1, the GOP incumbent, a Boston-born Jewish media mogul, is running 30 points ahead of his Democratic challenger, a longtime Hispanic politician from the Bronx.

Fifteen and Counting
According to Hispanic Business research, the Bush Administration currently has 15 secretary-level appointees (including two department secretaries) in office.

Hispanic Market

Hispanics Still Trailing in Bachelor's Degrees
While more Hispanic students are going to college they are also more likely to attend two-year institutions, a factor causing Hispanics to lag behind Anglos in obtaining bachelor's degrees, a new study reveals.

Realtors Prepare for Hispanic Housing Market
Those businesses that can address the specific needs of the Hispanic homebuyer will be best positioned, the thinking goes, to tap a market that will represent 40 percent of first-time homebuyers by 2012.

HispanTelligence Research
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While the U.S. median age continues to rise, from 35.3 years in 2000, the median age of Hispanics remains the lowest of all groups. Demographers predict faster growth among young Hispanics than among other young ethnic groups for the next decade.

Inside the House: Hispanics Subgroups Differ by Age
More than 20 percent of Cubans are 65 or older, while a scant 4 percent of Mexicans are in that age bracket. On the other hand, 37 percent of Mexicans and 31 percent of Puerto Ricans are younger than 18.

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