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Caught in a Revolving Door of Unemployment




...."I've been turned down from McDonald's because I was told I was too articulate," she says. "I got denied a job scrubbing toilets because I didn't speak Spanish and turned away from a laundromat because I was 'too pretty.' I've also been told point-blank to my face, 'We don't hire the unemployed.' And the two times I got real interest from a prospective employer, the credit check ended it immediately." ....

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Female, 54, Coleman, FL

Posted November 18, 2013


http://www.bls.gov/web/laus/la umstrk.htm

Unemployment Rates for States


Unemployment Rates for States
Monthly Rankings
Seasonally Adjusted
Aug. 2013p



Rank

State

Rate

1 NORTH DAKOTA 3.0
2 SOUTH DAKOTA 3.8
3 NEBRASKA 4.2
4 HAWAII 4.3
5 VERMONT 4.6
5 WYOMING 4.6
7 UTAH 4.7
8 IOWA 4.9
9 HAMPSHIRE 5.0
10 MINNESOTA 5.1
11 MONTANA 5.3
11 OKLAHOMA 5.3
13 VIRGINIA 5.8
14 KANSAS 5.9
15 ALABAMA 6.3
15 WEST VIRGINIA 6.3
17 TEXAS 6.4
18 ALASKA 6.5
19 WISCONSIN 6.7
20 IDAHO 6.8
20 MEXICO 6.8
22 COLORADO 7.0
22 FLORIDA 7.0
22 LOUISIANA 7.0
22 MAINE 7.0
22 MARYLAND 7.0
22 WASHINGTON 7.0
28 MASSACHUSETTS 7.2
28 MISSOURI 7.2
30 DELAWARE 7.3
30 OHIO 7.3
32 ARKANSAS 7.4
33 YORK 7.6
34 PENNSYLVANIA 7.7
35 CONNECTICUT 8.1
35 INDIANA 8.1
35 OREGON 8.1
35 SOUTH CAROLINA 8.1
39 ARIZONA 8.3
40 KENTUCKY 8.4
41 MISSISSIPPI 8.5
41 JERSEY 8.5
41 TENNESSEE 8.5
44 DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA 8.7
44 GEORGIA 8.7
44 NORTH CAROLINA 8.7
47 CALIFORNIA 8.9
48 MICHIGAN 9.0
49 RHODE ISLAND 9.1
50 ILLINOIS 9.2
51 NEVADA 9.5

p = preliminary.
NOTE: Rates shown are a percentage of the labor force. Data refer to place of residence. Estimates for the current month are subject to revision the following month.



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Female, 54, Coleman, FL

Posted November 18, 2013


http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/20 12/ted_20120905.htm

Racial and ethnic characteristics of the U.S. labor force, 2011
September 05, 2012

Non-Hispanic Whites made up about two-thirds of the U.S. labor force in 2011. About 15 percent of the labor force in 2011 was Hispanic or Latino. Non-Hispanic Blacks made up 11 percent of the labor force, and non-Hispanic Asians accounted for 5 percent. American Indians and Alaska Natives composed about 1 percent of the labor force, as did persons of two or more races. Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders made up less than 1 percent.

Percent of U.S. labor force by race and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, 2011 annual averages
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In 2011, the unemployment rate for the United States averaged 8.9 percent but varied among racial and ethnic groups. The rates were highest for non-Hispanic Blacks (15.9 percent) and for American Indians and Alaska Natives (14.6 percent). Unemployment rates were lowest for non-Hispanic Asians (7.0 percent) and non-Hispanic Whites (7.2. percent). The jobless rate was 13.6 percent for persons of two or more races, 11.5 percent for Hispanics or Latinos, and 10.4 percent for Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders.

Unemployment rate by race and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, 2011 annual averages
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Differences among racial and ethnic groups in unemployment rates reflect a variety of factors, not all of which are measurable. These factors include variations across the groups in educational attainment; the occupations and industries in which the groups work; the geographic areas of the country in which the groups are concentrated; and the degree of discrimination encountered in the workplace.

These data are from the Current Population Survey. For more information, see "Labor Force Characteristics by Race and Ethnicity, 2011" (PDF), Report 1036, August 2012. The percentages shown in the first chart sum to slightly more than 100 percent because a small number of Hispanics or Latinos are counted twice, once in the "Hispanic or Latino" category and again in the categories "American Indian and Alaska Native," "Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander," or "Two or more races."


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Female, 54, Coleman, FL

Posted November 18, 2013


Just counting my blessings.

Thank You LORD
:) <3 :)

I knows how to keep myself encouraged :) yep and amen :)


iavaj
iavaj

Male, 51, Washington, DC

Posted November 20, 2013


"..I've also been told point-blank to my face, 'We don't hire the unemployed.' ."



something's.. quite.. not right...






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