When does THIS become the story?

Today’s new unemployment numbers were ambiguous enough to give each side of the political debate something to chew on. Overall, payrolls fell by 95,000 jobs, thanks to cuts in local government and federal Census jobs. But private sector hiring actually increased by 64,000 jobs.

But this macro-scale look at the problem obscures the real, continuing, and terrible disparities between and among demographic groups. You can read the details here, but the chart should tell it all:

3 Responses to “When does THIS become the story?”

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    This chart does not tell it all. Without looking at the overlap between high school graduation rate and employment. This report may say a little more.

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