Lowest Hispanic and African American Unemployment Ever Recorded

Lowest Hispanic and African American unemployment rates ever recorded

Overall Unemployment averaged 4.2% in 1999 -- the lowest since 1969. The unemployment rate for Hispanics (6.4%) and African-Americans (8%) are both the lowest on record. Unemployment has fallen for 7 years in a row, and has remained below 5% for 30 months in a row.

Chart: Hispanic and African American Unemployment 1990-99


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The Longest Peacetime Economic Expansion in History, including 20.4 Million New Jobs

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Lowest Hispanic and African American Unemployment Ever Recorded

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