Friday, November 13, 2009

Not all groups in society are burdened with unemployment

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 (638 views)
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