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Jobless Rate for Poor Black Teen Dropouts? Try 95 Percent
PBS ^ | july 6, 2013 | Paul Solmon

Posted on 07/06/2013 1:03:20 PM PDT by Innovative

Paul Solman: And how about kids that are not in school, what percentage of them ages 16 to 19 are not working now?

Andrew Sum: Over half. If you're a high school dropout you're talking about 30 percent working. Among high school grads who graduated from high school in the last three years -- we do a separate survey of them the fall after graduation -- 45 percent of them held a job, the lowest in the last 50 years we've been collecting this data. And to make it worse, of that 45 percent, only half of them were able to get a full-time job. Only one in five young high school grads, not in college, [is] working full-time.

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Andrew Sum: Terribly. We used to be a world leader on putting young people to work. In the last 10 years we've moved from the fifth best to the 13th in a pack of 24 OECD [Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, meaning post-industrial] countries. The United States is no longer a leader.

Paul Solman: So, you mean, it's effectively an 80 percent underemployment rate?

Andrew Sum: Yes. And, if you happen to be a young black male, we're talking 90. Ninety percent are not working full-time.

(Excerpt) Read more at pbs.org ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: blackyouth; economy; jobless; jobs; obama; trayvonstroops; unemployment
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I hope they are all happy that they voted for Obama...
1 posted on 07/06/2013 1:03:20 PM PDT by Innovative
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To: Innovative

Also lowest employment rate of high school graduates — worst in 50 years.

“Andrew Sum: Over half. If you’re a high school dropout you’re talking about 30 percent working. Among high school grads who graduated from high school in the last three years — we do a separate survey of them the fall after graduation — 45 percent of them held a job, the lowest in the last 50 years we’ve been collecting this data. And to make it worse, of that 45 percent, only half of them were able to get a full-time job. Only one in five young high school grads, not in college, [is] working full-time. “


2 posted on 07/06/2013 1:05:54 PM PDT by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: Innovative
Welll .. some of the soft spoken ones are doing their hair ... getting ready for school ..

AT 7 PM .. NIGHT TIME ... AT THE AGE OF 19

What school?

HO U ?

3 posted on 07/06/2013 1:06:53 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof, but they're true.)
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To: Innovative

And the 5% that have a job are working for govt and not really earning their worth.


4 posted on 07/06/2013 1:08:45 PM PDT by George from New England (escaped CT in 2006, now living north of Tampa)
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To: Innovative

Obviously the answer is amnesty for illegals.


5 posted on 07/06/2013 1:09:35 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: Innovative

Hanging on to the shreds of our dignity as we follow our corrupt leaders into third world status.


6 posted on 07/06/2013 1:11:30 PM PDT by oldbrowser (We have a rogue government in Washington)
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To: Innovative

I dropped out to go to work. I ended up getting my GED before I would have gotten my diploma and I was hiring my graduating classmates.


7 posted on 07/06/2013 1:12:01 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Innovative
i wonder how many of those who say they are "Working" think slinging dope is a job???
8 posted on 07/06/2013 1:14:25 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Innovative

How’s that Obama Depression coming along?


9 posted on 07/06/2013 1:16:10 PM PDT by Standing Wolf
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To: Vince Ferrer
Obviously the answer is amnesty for illegals.

A cynical person might see policies being proposed as an admission by the elites that the black underclass has outlived it's usefulness and they are preparing to replace them with a better class of poor person.

Maybe they want riots, from GZ trial or whatever, to begin the process of thinning the herd, along with abortion and violent crime.

10 posted on 07/06/2013 1:21:27 PM PDT by Trailerpark Badass (There should be a whole lot more going on than throwing bleach, said one woman.)
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To: Standing Wolf

And in 2016 they will once again vote for a rat who will spend 4 years ignoring them.

Just can’t fix stupid.


11 posted on 07/06/2013 1:22:10 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (The reason we own guns is to protect ourselves from those wanting to take our guns from us.)
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To: Vince Ferrer

If you watched Hannity last night, there are a lot of conservative blacks who are opposed to the amnesty bill. They are really trying to change the minds of others who are auto set to vote for the (d) ticket.


12 posted on 07/06/2013 1:22:45 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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To: Innovative

But the good news is...they are all having children.


13 posted on 07/06/2013 1:24:17 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

They can get job training as prison guards at where else?


14 posted on 07/06/2013 1:25:57 PM PDT by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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To: Innovative
Also lowest employment rate of high school graduates — worst in 50 years.

And what happened 50 years ago? The end of WWII, when the troops came home... it's not unreasonable to assume that would flood the market with people looking for work.

15 posted on 07/06/2013 1:28:10 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: BenLurkin
But the good news is...they are all having children.

God did command mankind to be fruitful and multiply.

16 posted on 07/06/2013 1:29:30 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: Trailerpark Badass
A cynical person might see policies being proposed as an admission by the elites that the black underclass has outlived it's usefulness and they are preparing to replace them with a better class of poor person.

I have thought this for a while too, that instead of the ruling class adhering to the wishes of the electorate, that the ruling class is voting in a new electorate that will support their policies better.

17 posted on 07/06/2013 1:32:12 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: Arrowhead1952

Somebody will be along shortly to tell you to quit wasting your time with such fantasies. (A lot like what happens in black communities when somebody tries to get out of the pot.)

I personally am all for finding new ways to encourage blacks to leave the plantation. In fact, a growing number of whites are now on that same plantation and we need to break the cycle anyway.


18 posted on 07/06/2013 1:33:12 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Innovative

It’s hard to get a job when you dress like an idiot thug and can only speak ghetto slang.


19 posted on 07/06/2013 1:33:56 PM PDT by Bullish (Psalm 46)
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To: cripplecreek
I dropped out to go to work. I ended up getting my GED before I would have gotten my diploma....

I did the same out of necessity. The spoiled kids these days don't know how tough things were for older generations.

20 posted on 07/06/2013 1:36:36 PM PDT by Bullish (Psalm 46)
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To: Innovative

That’s ok. I’m sure they use their free time to do other productive activities.


21 posted on 07/06/2013 1:44:03 PM PDT by MNDude (Sorry for typos. Probably written on a smartphone, and I have big clumsy fingers.)
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To: Vince Ferrer
Or at least an electorate that doesn't abort, murder and incarcerate itself into irrelevance.

If it weren't for the violence threat, which is rapidly being countered by liberalized concealed carry laws, people wouldn't stand for the "racism" blackmail anymore.

22 posted on 07/06/2013 1:49:03 PM PDT by Trailerpark Badass (There should be a whole lot more going on than throwing bleach, said one woman.)
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To: Innovative

poor black teen dropouts who become criminals = 100%


23 posted on 07/06/2013 1:49:33 PM PDT by drypowder
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To: Innovative

The left has been in control long enough to change this situation - if it wanted to. It doesn’t. It deliberately created an unhappy underclass and turned it against another segment of the country. It told the underclass that it wasn’t responsible for its self-inflicted pathologies, and that another segment of the country is responsible.

The left wants it this way.


24 posted on 07/06/2013 1:55:03 PM PDT by I want the USA back (If I Pi$$ed off just one liberal today my mission has been accomplished.)
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To: cripplecreek

Well, one of the participants made the statement “You eat an elephant starting with one bite”.


25 posted on 07/06/2013 1:56:16 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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To: Arrowhead1952

Reagan was a man who knew how to reach out without selling out and it worked.


26 posted on 07/06/2013 1:58:54 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Innovative
If they want good pay and are willing to work and I do mean WORK, the oil patch is hiring and they don't ask a lot of fool questions.
27 posted on 07/06/2013 2:05:23 PM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again,")
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To: I want the USA back
It deliberately created an unhappy underclass and turned it against another segment of the country.

Which is exactly why the schools won't teach any black American history other than slavery. If blacks understood how big a role both free and slave alike played in building America, they might just replace some of that resentment with pride.
28 posted on 07/06/2013 2:05:26 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: OneWingedShark

Somehow your math is wrong. 50 Years ago would be 1963 a full 18 years after WW11. Or were you trying to make a point that I missed.


29 posted on 07/06/2013 2:07:56 PM PDT by certrtwngnut (')
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To: Innovative

Which is why they resort to crime.


30 posted on 07/06/2013 2:11:42 PM PDT by popdonnelly (The right to self-defense is older than the Constitution.)
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To: certrtwngnut
Somehow your math is wrong. 50 Years ago would be 1963 a full 18 years after WW11. Or were you trying to make a point that I missed.

Ah, you're right... I was dropping a one. -- But even then, that 18 years after would be the baby-boomers graduating.

31 posted on 07/06/2013 2:11:59 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: Innovative

All the entry level jobs have become career paths for illegal aliens. Why hire a teenager who will expect a promotion in a year when you can hire an illegal alien who will work for minimum wage for a decade and never expect more?


32 posted on 07/06/2013 2:27:30 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: Innovative

This will be why they riot. Treyvon just gave the Democrats some cover. The press will blame the whites when the real cause is Democrat policies.


33 posted on 07/06/2013 2:50:10 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Innovative
That’s only because you are not considering crime an occupation.
34 posted on 07/06/2013 3:01:54 PM PDT by Old North State
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To: OneWingedShark

He also decreed that man should earn his bread by the sweat of his brow. Who is supporting all this fruitfulness?


35 posted on 07/06/2013 3:05:41 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: Innovative
I hope they are all happy that they voted for Obama..

I agree. He will give them more freebies than they could ever afford with a minimum wage job.

Why would they want a regular job. Now, under the table work, I'm sure a lot of them can find some of that.

36 posted on 07/06/2013 3:48:12 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Innovative

ANYONE that voted for Obama, or any other democrat, deserves what they got.... they can all eat from dumpsters for all I care.


37 posted on 07/06/2013 3:58:53 PM PDT by Gator113
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To: Innovative

Decisions have consequences.


38 posted on 07/06/2013 4:00:22 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Innovative

President “Gibsmedat”!


39 posted on 07/06/2013 4:24:48 PM PDT by Bon mots
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To: OneWingedShark

Sorry to contradict you, but your frame of reference has slipped.

2013 minus 50 = 1963.

So we need to think about what happened in 1963...


40 posted on 07/06/2013 5:12:41 PM PDT by sgtyork (The secret of happiness is freedom, and the secret of freedom, courage. Thucydides)
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To: sgtyork
Sorry to contradict you, but your frame of reference has slipped.
2013 minus 50 = 1963.

It's ok, it's about 2 decades before I was born; so it's not like I have much of a frame-of-reference ; certainly not a personal one.

So we need to think about what happened in 1963...

11 Feb 63 — The Central Intelligence Agency's Domestic Operations Division is created in the United States.
According to Wikipedia: link.

41 posted on 07/06/2013 5:22:58 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: Innovative

they are. obama’s giving these people our confiscated monies.


42 posted on 07/06/2013 5:49:23 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: OneWingedShark

Kennedy killed.


43 posted on 07/06/2013 6:51:54 PM PDT by sgtyork (The secret of happiness is freedom, and the secret of freedom, courage. Thucydides)
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To: Innovative

they like it the way they are.


44 posted on 07/06/2013 7:01:35 PM PDT by Lockbar (The guy that fires the last bullet gets to write the history books,)
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To: OneWingedShark

That was almost seventy years ago.

There might have been an event seventy years ago aside from passing the big tax cut...or he might be referring to when this type of data was first collected. You know...like the hottest global temperature ever (since we first were able to kind of get a global temp reading in 1979).


45 posted on 07/06/2013 7:17:45 PM PDT by lepton ("It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into"--Jonathan Swift)
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To: Innovative

95% ??

This is why we need to raise the minimum wage, so those jobs will earn them a ‘decent’ living.

And make the employers pay for free health care too.


46 posted on 07/06/2013 7:38:12 PM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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To: Innovative
Mario Cuomo respnds to Obama on economy.
47 posted on 07/07/2013 12:58:58 AM PDT by Jmathes
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To: Innovative; blam; M. Espinola
15 Signs That the Quality of Jobs in America Are Going Downhill Really Fast

Nearly all the "jobs" created in the past 5 years have been part time work. The Great Leader is a total fraud.

48 posted on 07/07/2013 10:22:28 AM PDT by ex-Texan (The Time to "Wake Up" is Over !)
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To: Chode

That can get you killed while earning way less than minimum wage. What a messed up system. Had the KKK designed a progrom to destroy black America they couldn’t have beaten the Democrats and their “Great Society”.


49 posted on 07/07/2013 6:54:23 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Arrowhead1952; cripplecreek

Let’s get eating!


50 posted on 07/07/2013 6:56:18 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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