Monday, November 9, 2009

Whose Unemployment Rate?

The New York Times as a great little application that shows the unemployment rates for different demographic groups. Hat Tip to Alex Tabarrok.

For white college-educated males over 45, the average unemployment rate over the last year is 4.1%. (That includes me.)

For white, college-educated males between 15-24, the unemployment rate is 8.4%. (The majority of my students.)

For high school educated males, between 25 and 45, the unemployment rate is 10.2%. It is 8.1% for similar women.

For black males between 15 and 25 without a high school degree, the unemploymen rate is 48.5%. Pretty awful.

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