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Massive Variations in Unemployment Rates

The New York Times has a very interesting chart that shows to what extent not everyone in America has been hit the same by the economic crisis.

According to the newspaper, white women ages 25 to 44 with a college degree have the lowest unemployment rate, 3.6 percent, while black men ages 15 to 24 without a high-school degree have a 48.8 percent unemployment rate.

Check it out here. Also, look at this piece that states that a broader measure of unemployment stands at 17.5 percent rather than 10.2 percent.

Veronique de Rugy — Veronique de Rugy is a senior research fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University.

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