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IN FRATERNAM MEAM
Saturday, December 06, 2008
UNEMPLOYED IN AMERICA
There are 10.3 million unemployed U.S. workers, the most since the mid-1980s. The rise in unemployment has affected people in all demographic groups and industries.

BY AGE GROUP
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Teens: 1.3 million (rate: 20.4 percent)

20-24: 1.7 million (rate: 10.9 percent)

25-34: 2.3 million (rate: 6.9 percent)

35-44: 1.9 million (rate: 5.4 percent)

45-54: 1.8 million (rate: 5.1 percent)

55+: 1.3 million (rate:4.7 percent)


BY RACE:
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White: 2.7 million (rate: 5.8 percent)

Black: 2 million (rate:11.29 percent)

Hispanic: 1.9 million (rate: 8.5 percent)

Asian: 343,000 (rate:4.8 percent)


BY INDUSTRY:
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Wholesale/retail : 1.4 million (rate: 6.7 percent)

Hospitality: 1.3 million (rate: 9.9 percent)

Construction: 1.2 million (rate: 12.7 percent)

Manufacturing: 1.1 million (rate: 7.0 percent)

Business services: 1 million (rate: 7.0 percent)

Education/health: 748,000 (rate: 3.6 percent)

Government: 527,000 (rate:2.4 percent)

Finance: 494,000 (rate: 5.2 percent)


(Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics/CHICTRIB)
posted by infraternam meam @ 9:09 AM  
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