US-born Latinos hold more jobs than foreign-born

US-born Latinos hold more jobs than foreign-born

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- For the first time in more than two decades, immigrant Latinos have fewer jobs in the U.S. than American-born Hispanics.

That's according to the Pew Research Center. The center says foreign-born Hispanics held 49 percent of the Latino-held jobs in the U.S. last year. That's a drop from the 56 percent they held in 2007 and 50 percent in 1995.

Pew researchers say a waning number of Hispanic immigrants and an increasing number of American-born Latinos is the cause.

The unemployment rates for both immigrant and U.S.-born Hispanics is still higher than it was back in 2007, when it was nearly 7 percent for U.S.-born Latinos and just over 5 percent for immigrant Latinos. In 2013, it was 10 percent for U.S. Hispanics and 7 percent for immigrants.

By JESSE J. HOLLAND Associated Press

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