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Jobless Rate for Black Teens: 38.2%
Cybercast News Service, by Barbara Hollingsworth

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Posted By:Maryland_Patriot, 9/6/2013 11:11:02 AM

The unemployment rate for African American teenagers aged 16 to 19 was 38.2 percent in August, according to the latest figures released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). This figure is nearly twice the 20.5 percent unemployment rate for white teens of the same age, and down less than a percentage point from the 38.8 percent black teen unemployment rate BLS reported in August 2012. The jobless rate for black teenagers hovered in the 40 percent range all summer, prime earning time for students trying to save for college. It peaked in June at 43.6 percent, compared to 20.4 percent for

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: ida Lou Pino, 9/6/2013 11:19:57 AM     (No. 9508444)

A business-owner friend of mine has several openings for young job seekers.

He´s looking for illiterate high school dropouts with long arrest records and certified membership in a drug gang. Extreme tattooing and baggy pants are optional - - but are big pluses.

Please let me know of any qualified candidates.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: BeatleJeff, 9/6/2013 11:22:42 AM     (No. 9508451)

But we´s gots more food stamps and free ObamaPhones, so there!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: 6079 Smith, W, 9/6/2013 11:27:58 AM     (No. 9508464)

If Obama had a son...

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Reply 4 - Posted by: 6079 Smith, W, 9/6/2013 11:28:36 AM     (No. 9508466)

...Oh, and "racism".

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Reply 5 - Posted by: horacer, 9/6/2013 11:31:54 AM     (No. 9508471)

The overall teen unemployment rate is a disaster, but especially for blacks. They need to develop basic job skills. If the cost to employ labor continues to increase those jobs will go to the 55+ demographic.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: mickturn, 9/6/2013 11:41:51 AM     (No. 9508491)

It´s no wonder they are peeved and mad about everything...Hey Dudes/Dudetts...OBIE is responsible for all of this, in fact He´s doing it on purpose to keep you on the Lib Plantation. Get a freekin Clue!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: bighambone, 9/6/2013 11:43:16 AM     (No. 9508496)

Do they really care as long as the generous taxpayer provided social welfare benefit, health care, and services programs are there for them?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: veritas, 9/6/2013 12:11:08 PM     (No. 9508550)

Had much the same thoughts as well-regarded poster #1, but numerically.

The unemployment rate is meaningless by itself if one wants to understand the actuality of things.

There are three numbers and all must be in the mix.
a. unemployment rate
b. drop-out rate
c. arrest rate

Oh, yeah... I think there´s a fourth number. It has to do with a Bell Curve, and the median point. Can´t... quite... remember... what it measures. Sorry.

"Monday? Can´t work Monday, boss. Gotta meet my parole officer. Wednesday? Sorry. Gotta go to the clinic for the court-mandated drug test. Thursday? Friday? Can´t. Got court appearances on late child-support payments. An´ Tuesday I gotta make the rounds of the baby mommas and get my cut from their AFDIC checks. Man, boss, you sure don´t wanna hire a black kid, do ya, Cracker? Is that a video camera pointin´ at the back door? That the only one in here?"

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Reply 9 - Posted by: southernboy, 9/6/2013 12:38:32 PM     (No. 9508619)

#1 A big attitude is also a requirement!

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Ben Around, 9/6/2013 12:48:37 PM     (No. 9508640)

"We are the ones we been waiting for!"
Go, barry, go!!!

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Reply 11 - Posted by: tennisbum, 9/6/2013 1:35:48 PM     (No. 9508733)

All of the black Dems/libs/progs complain about the unemployment rate for young blacks. But all they do is complain and then point fingers saying it is whitey´s fault. Please tell us all....what jobs are they qualified to do beyond manual labor? Most can´t read, write english, do basic math, etc. so who´ll hire them and I haven´t even covered the excess of tattoos, baggy pants, sideways caps.

The problems are obvious for all to see even Stevie Wonder but will never be commented on because accountability and responsibility would come into the picture. whitey is NOT the cause of this dysfunction!!!!

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Reply 12 - Posted by: artman1746, 9/6/2013 2:51:02 PM     (No. 9508847)

Things that will terminate a job interview with me in the first 30 seconds:
Saggy pants
If first sentence spoken sounds like Ebonics
Sideways cap
Any sentence ending with "ya know what I mean?"
The question, "need to see my rap sheet?"


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Reply 13 - Posted by: veritas, 9/7/2013 12:46:38 AM     (No. 9509569)

Thanks for all the clicks on #9.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 9/7/2013 2:11:47 AM     (No. 9509604)

With a high unemployment rate, shouldn´t adults (like parents) get hired first ?

Not a fan of the summer job program taking jobs away from adults needing jobs either.

I was seeing a client once and a young man came in to apply for a position-in his shorts, a burger in one hand, and the extended family in the car.

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