Skip to comments.Jobless Rate for Poor Black Teen Dropouts? Try 95 Percent
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.
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.
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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. “
AT 7 PM .. NIGHT TIME ... AT THE AGE OF 19
HO U ?
And the 5% that have a job are working for govt and not really earning their worth.
Obviously the answer is amnesty for illegals.
Hanging on to the shreds of our dignity as we follow our corrupt leaders into third world status.
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.
How’s that Obama Depression coming along?
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.
And in 2016 they will once again vote for a rat who will spend 4 years ignoring them.
Just can’t fix stupid.
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.
But the good news is...they are all having children.
They can get job training as prison guards at where else?
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.
God did command mankind to be fruitful and multiply.
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.
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.
It’s hard to get a job when you dress like an idiot thug and can only speak ghetto slang.
I did the same out of necessity. The spoiled kids these days don't know how tough things were for older generations.
That’s ok. I’m sure they use their free time to do other productive activities.
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.
poor black teen dropouts who become criminals = 100%
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.
Well, one of the participants made the statement “You eat an elephant starting with one bite”.
Reagan was a man who knew how to reach out without selling out and it worked.
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.
Which is why they resort to crime.
Ah, you're right... I was dropping a one. -- But even then, that 18 years after would be the baby-boomers graduating.
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?
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.
He also decreed that man should earn his bread by the sweat of his brow. Who is supporting all this fruitfulness?
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.
ANYONE that voted for Obama, or any other democrat, deserves what they got.... they can all eat from dumpsters for all I care.
Decisions have consequences.
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...
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.
they are. obama’s giving these people our confiscated monies.
they like it the way they are.
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).
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.
Nearly all the "jobs" created in the past 5 years have been part time work. The Great Leader is a total fraud.
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”.
Let’s get eating!