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Old 02-05-2013, 16:02   #1
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Black community still suffering from ‘disproportionately high unemployment

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A congressional report finds that the economic recovery hasn’t solved problems faced by the black community, including “disproportionately high unemployment rates.”

Blacks account for 12 percent of the labor force, according to the U.S. Joint Economic Committee, but suffered from a 13.8 percent jobless rate in January 2013 and make up 25 percent of workers who have been unemployed for longer than 99 weeks.

Furthermore, the number of black workers looking for work has fallen by almost 300,000 since 2011, and there are nearly 2.6 million black workers who want to work but can’t find a job.
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Old 02-05-2013, 16:05   #2
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Blacks make up 12% of the labor force, but have a 13.8% jobless rate?

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Old 02-06-2013, 19:55   #3
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Disregarding race all together...anyone unemployed 99 weeks (that is nearly two years folks) isn't looking.

These people aren't stupid; the more things change the more I think I'm the stupid one for working.

My MIL recently evicted a group of young "adults"...4 of them in what was admittedly a slumlord's house.

Each of them had worked at the same place...each had been on unemployment going on 19 months.

They literally drank, got high, played PS3 for the past year and a half. I seriously can't pinpoint if they are just lazy, stupid or geniuses? Throw out pride and self respect and there is no limit to how low you can go.
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Old 02-07-2013, 00:39   #4
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Blacks make up 12% of the labor force, but have a 13.8% jobless rate?

It was a poorly worded sentence. The author meant to say: "12% of the US labor force is black. Amongst the black labor force, the jobless rate is 13.8%."
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Old 02-07-2013, 02:24   #5
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The answers to these problems have been known for decades; turns out politicians are more interested in buying votes from the ignorant than they are in doing what's best for the country.




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It was a poorly worded sentence. The author meant to say: "12% of the US labor force is black. Amongst the black labor force, the jobless rate is 13.8%."
It's not a poorly worded sentence, one just needs to know the meaning of "rate".
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Old 02-07-2013, 06:00   #6
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The blacks are stupid. Sorry, but that's just a fact. The Democrats have had them in their back pocket for decades as reliable voters (95% last election). They're promised everything but nothing ever changes for them.

If they could think independently and starting looking at themselves as people and not BLACK people, maybe they could be successful and pull themselves out of their rut.
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Old 02-07-2013, 13:39   #7
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The blacks are stupid. Sorry, but that's just a fact. The Democrats have had them in their back pocket for decades as reliable voters (95% last election). They're promised everything but nothing ever changes for them.

If they could think independently and starting looking at themselves as people and not BLACK people, maybe they could be successful and pull themselves out of their rut.
Some of us are doing quite decent. Thanks for asking.
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Old 02-13-2013, 07:22   #8
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Blacks make up 12% of the labor force, but have a 13.8% jobless rate?

Clearly math was not your strong point.
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Old 02-13-2013, 07:52   #9
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Old 02-13-2013, 14:42   #10
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DOL Employment Statistics for 2011

First number is percent of non-institutionalized people age 16 or older in a particular ethnic group who actually participated in the labor force. Second number is % unemployed among those who did participate in the labor force.

Asian men- 73.2%, 6.8%
Asian Women- 56.8%, 7.3%

White men- 70.1%, 7.7%
White women- 58.4%, 6.7%

Hispanic men- 76.5%, 11.2%
Hispanic women- 55.9%, 11.8%

Black men- 64.2%, 17.8%
Black wonen- 59.1%, 14.1%
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DOL Employment Statistics for 2011

First number is percent of non-institutionalized people age 16 or older in a particular ethnic group who actually participated in the labor force. Second number is % unemployed among those who did participate in the labor force.

Asian men- 73.2%, 6.8%
Asian Women- 56.8%, 7.3%

White men- 70.1%, 7.7%
White women- 58.4%, 6.7%

Hispanic men- 76.5%, 11.2%
Hispanic women- 55.9%, 11.8%

Black men- 64.2%, 17.8%
Black wonen- 59.1%, 14.1%

Can numbers and statistics be racist?
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When you pay people to do nothing, don't be too surprised when they do nothing.

Have to work or starve, and you'll be surprised how many jobs Americans will do.
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Old 02-09-2013, 18:20   #13
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When you pay people to do nothing, don't be too surprised when they do nothing.

Have to work or starve, and you'll be surprised how many jobs Americans will do.
This is 100% the truth!! There was a time when being on unemployment or foodstamps was considered somewhat shameful, and any man who had any self-worth at all would remain on these things only as long as it took him to find new work to support his family. Now, though, there is no shame connected to it, and so people just ride the system for all it is worth, and get no reprecussions for it.
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Old 02-06-2013, 20:16   #14
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I'm not sure, in all cases "suffering" is the right word.
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Old 02-06-2013, 20:35   #15
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Probably because they also suffer from disproportionately baby daddy missing.
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...I guess Obama's "grand strategy" is to turn things around in his fourth term... Political Issues


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Old 02-06-2013, 23:22   #17
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Now that's funny. Unfortunately I fear that's where we're headed. Name may change, results will not.
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Old 02-07-2013, 07:35   #18
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when you find a man in a hole, chances are he has a shovel in his hand. this hole has a army of earth moving equipment and operators in it.
And the guy driving the biggest backhoe has been elected president by the people in the hole...twice.
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