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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.


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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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: blackyouth; economy; jobless; jobs; obama; trayvonstroops; unemployment
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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 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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To: Innovative

White liberals and blacks have to realize if Obama can’t make the ‘liberal solutions’ work for the black community than those solutions just flat out don’t work.

They don’t work. Liberal ideas for the black community don’t work. It’s not that Obama doesn’t care. It’s not that Obama’s ‘white’ and doesn’t ‘get it’. It’s that liberal ideas produce Detroit type hellholes.

Liberal ideas don’t work.

In order to keep the black vote high - to keep white liberal elites in power - they give us the ZIMMERMAN GIN UP THE HATE trial. Where they tried to turn a Hispanic into a white conservative Republican. Hate’s all they’ve got now - cause the ‘liberals ideas’ don’t work... Even Obama can’t make them work - and we’re years and years from Bush... to far to blame him for it all...

51 posted on 07/07/2013 7:00:47 PM PDT by GOPJ (In the kingdom of the blind, the one eyed man is a dangerous extremist.. Greenfield)
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52 posted on 07/07/2013 7:04:37 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: 1010RD
I was really impressed how each one told of their success, and not their bad plight. If Je$$e J@ck@$$ or @l $h@rpt0n had been there, they would have been herding them back onto the plantation.
53 posted on 07/07/2013 8:59:48 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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