The Jobless Rate for People Like You

Check it out — it’s very telling. When I change my race from white to black, the jobless rate for “people like me” almost doubles.

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Jill began blogging for Feministe in 2005. She has since written as a weekly columnist for the Guardian newspaper and in April 2014 she was appointed as senior political writer for Cosmopolitan magazine.
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4 Responses to The Jobless Rate for People Like You

  1. Caitlin says:

    Telling is right–as a 24-year-old white woman with a college degree, it gives me a 6.6% jobless rate. If I keep my race as white but subtract the college degree, it gives me 9.8%, but if I keep the college degree and change my race to black, I get 13.8%.

  2. Beelzebub says:

    Fascinating. By now, though, the overall unemployment rate is 10.2%, so I imagine that the results for people like me (and people like you) are even worse than this graph shows, since it uses earlier results.

  3. Tina says:

    So, whats the jobless rate for a white 22 year old lesbian trans girl with a Bachelor’s degree in rural america? I dont think I want to know…it wouldn’t be very encouraging.

  4. I wonder how disability would change the figure. Should be a category for visible and invisible as well as physical and psycho/neurological disabilities really. I betcha that would look really scary too.

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