The economic situation of Hispanics in the U.S. has considerably improved, according to a study by the Pew Research Center.maxresdefault

The number of Latinos who believe that their finances are going well has almost doubled since the recession of 2008.

In addition, unemployment has fallen from 12.8% in early 2010 to 6.4% at the end of last year.

The report by the Pew Research Center, based in Washington, says that 8 out of 10 Hispanics feel that their situation has improved and will continue like that this year.

Mark Lopez, one of the authors of the report, said that the decline in unemployment and the improvement of economy in certain states where many Hispanics live, such as California and Texas, could explain this optimism among Latinos.

Even when they expect progress, 53% of Hispanics say that the family budget in 2015 did not increase at the same pace as the cost of living.

Hispanics are the largest minority in the country with 55.3 million people.