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Dec. ‘94: For the first time in 20 years, unemployment of Black Americans dipped below 10%. The U.S. unemployment rate for the non-institutionalized, civilian labor force does not quite show a complete picture with respect to the racial distribution of unemployment Above you see that the unemployment rate of African-Americans is unemployment. Above you see that the unemployment rate of African Americans is approximately two times the unemployment rate of White Americans. Can this difference be attributed to discrimination on the part of employers? Some of it probably is, but I do not think all of it is.
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Unformatted text preview: Unfortunately, discrimination still exists in our society, and probably will to some extent for a long time to come. What about differences in employment between adult females and males (adult here refers to individuals that are 20 years old or older)? In August, 2000 unemployment rate of adult men was 2.7 percent, and of adult women was 3.3 percent. So, what might be a good strategy for an individual to follow in order to minimize the affects of discrimination by race of gender? Let’s take a look at unemployment rates associated with different levels of education and see if a strategy develops. 25...
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