Jobs: Digging for FACTS – Part 2/3

The numbers I’m using to explain jobs and unemployment are there for anyone that reads and wants to use Google to find them.

What is the real reason for unemployment besides the loss of jobs in the workforce due to an inherited, damaged economy?

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported unemployment by race and education (August 2012):

12% of unemployed (25 years or older) had no high school diploma (90% of welfare recipients are high-school dropouts and 60% of all prison inmates are functionally illiterate)

8.8% of high school graduates with no college were unemployed

6.6% of those with some college or an associate degree

4.1% of those that had earned a BA degree or higher

5.9% of Asian/Pacific Islander were unemployed (in 2009, the high-school dropout rate was 2.1%, and 35% were tested as functionally illiterate)

7.2% of Whites were unemployed (in 2009, the high-school dropout rate was 5.2%, and 15% were tested as functionally illiterate)

10.2% of Hispanic or Latino ethnicity were unemployed (In 2009, the high-school dropout rate was 17.6%, and 54% were tested as functionally illiterate)

14.1% of Black or African Americans were unemployed (in 2009, the high-school dropout rate was 9.6%, and 40.5% were tested as functionally illiterate)

Note: Source of literacy facts: National Center for Education Statistics

“A little known cause of illiteracy is cultural influences, children learn a lot from their environment at a young age and are known to mimic the behavior of the people around them (in fact, 90% of a child’s habits, personality/character will be formed before he or she reaches the age of six). This is why parents are encouraged to read to their children, it sets an example, showing reading as a form of enjoyment. … Parents with little desire to read or those that lack appropriate reading/learning skills themselves are more likely to subconsciously pass this trait onto their children.” Source: blurt it.com

Continued on September 9, 2012 in Jobs: Digging for FACTS – Part 3 or return to Part 1

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Lloyd Lofthouse, a former U.S. Marine and Vietnam Veteran, is the award winning author of The Concubine Saga.

His latest novel is Running with the Enemy. Blamed for a crime he did not commit while serving in Vietnam, his country considers him a traitor. Ethan Card is a loyal U.S. Marine desperate to prove his innocence or he will never go home again.

And the woman he loves and wants to save was trained to hate and kill Americans.

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