Friday, Nov 13, 2009

Not all groups in society are burdened with unemployment

New York Times: The Jobless Rate for People Like You

In the US, the unemployment rate varies significantly by social groups. White female college graduate aged 25-44? Your unemployment rate is a barely-noticeable 3.6%. Black male high-school drop-out aged 16-24? Your unemployment rate is 48.5%. In general, more education = less likely to be unemployed. Women fare slightly better than men. Young people fare far worse than other age groups. [I expect there are huge regional variations too. It would be interesting to see similar figures for the UK too - anybody know of a source?]

Posted by drewster @ 01:06 AM (592 views)
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