Thursday, 3 December 2009

Jobless Rate for People like...

The New York Times has published an interractive chart of unemplyment, where you can click and find out the unemployment rate based on various social backgrounds: racial, gender, age and qualification. Based on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average unemployment rate for all men and women between Oct 2008 and Sep 2009 is 8.6%, and for the same perod, for black men aged 15-24 without a high school degree is 48.5%.
Carter, S., Cox, A., & Quealy, K. (2009) The Jobless rate for People like You. [online]