4 comments for “The Jobless Rate for People Like You

  1. Caitlin
    November 9, 2009 at 4:03 pm

    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
    November 9, 2009 at 5:07 pm

    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
    November 11, 2009 at 12:14 am

    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. November 12, 2009 at 7:20 am

    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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