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Old 10-27-2009, 07:31 AM
 
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Unemployment rate back on losing track

Unemployment rate back on losing track (http://74.125.113.132/search?q=cache:ui48lmA6QT8J:www.post-gazette.com/pg/09248/995748-407.stm+black+teen+unemployment+percentages&cd=8&h l=en&ct=clnk&gl=us - broken link)

Unemployment for teenagers hit 25.5 percent for August, the highest rate since the bureau started keeping track in 1948.

Unemployment has hit the population of black teenagers especially hard: More than a third of black teens, 34.7 percent, were unemployed last month, though that number was down by 2 percentage points from last month's rate of 35.7 percent and more than five percentage points from the recession's highest rate in May of 39.4 percent.

Worse, for black teenagers the “gap” has grown to a

stunning 40%; that is, as of September, the “black,

teenage” unemployment rate is a shocking 50.4%,

rising from just over an already unsatisfactory 39% just

before the new minimum wage was put into effect. One

of two black teenagers who are looking for work cannot

find it, and that does not take into effect the fact that a

large number have simply given up looking. When the

unemployment rate amongst your friends is 50%, what

incentive is there for you to look for work? Little, if any,

we fear.

One cannot blame this upon businessmen and

businesswomen, for the simple fact are that teenage

workers, on balance, are not worth $7.25 hour +

“benefits.” The market has proved that fact as their

unemployment rate has soared. These kids are forced

out of learning about the duties of work and the

benefits that accrue from learning about work. The

skills they might otherwise have learned are lost…

probably forever. The Left, believing that it was doing

good in raising the minimum wage rate, has instead

done evil, trapping young, black men and women into

further job-hopelessness.
(Geitman)


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Old 10-27-2009, 07:36 AM
 
Location: um....guess
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I'm finding it very difficult to believe that you have such care for teenagers, let alone black teenagers.
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Old 10-27-2009, 07:59 AM
 
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Why? I have been young and worked and so are my kids. What are you suggesting do you want to start calling names....we have friends of all religions, backgrounds, etc...

I know Dem. always want to put others in abox and put a label on it, instead of answering the question
"WHAT JOBS DID OBAMA CREATE?...WHAT JOBS DID OBAMA CREATE FOR YOUNG PEOPLE? AND FOR THE PEOPLE WHO WERE SO GLAD THE FIRST BLACK PRESIDENT WAS INAUGURATED....WHAT DID HE DO FOR THEM?
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Old 10-27-2009, 08:01 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Why? I have been young and worked and so are my kids. What are you suggesting do you want to start calling names....we have friends of all religions, backgrounds, etc...

I know Dem. always want to put others in abox and put a label on it, instead of answering the question
"WHAT JOBS DID OBAMA CREATE?...WHAT JOBS DID OBAMA CREATE FOR YOUNG PEOPLE? AND FOR THE PEOPLE WHO WERE SO GLAD THE FIRST BLACK PRESIDENT WAS INAUGURATED....WHAT DID HE DO FOR THEM?
The implication is that it's impossible for anyone who has right of center tendencies to care about the black youth. You either have to be black (non-Uncle Tom variety) or have an overwhelming sense of white guilt.
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Old 10-27-2009, 08:06 AM
 
Location: Near the water
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this is NOT a kiddie world....
I could careless if the kiddies have jobs. That does absolutely nothing to provide for homes, gain insurance or make mortgage payments. Not to mention it does nothing to help the adults who are struggling not only financially but mentally as well.

Kids need to focus on being in school, learning to read and write with comprehension and not concerned with what violent video game or ridiculous CD they will buy.
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Old 10-27-2009, 08:07 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Lower minimum wage or we're going to hire them for pay under the table.
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Old 10-27-2009, 08:21 AM
 
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this is NOT a kiddie world....
I could careless if the kiddies have jobs. That does absolutely nothing to provide for homes, gain insurance or make mortgage payments. Not to mention it does nothing to help the adults who are struggling not only financially but mentally as well.

Kids need to focus on being in school, learning to read and write with comprehension and not concerned with what violent video game or ridiculous CD they will buy.
Not every teenager has parents who can afford College or has to brains to go to College, but need a job to avoid what you are stating...olaying video games and get in trouble....with these high unemployment numbers things will only get worse...more drugs, more teenage mothers, etc.
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Old 10-27-2009, 08:25 AM
 
Location: Near the water
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Not every teenager has parents who can afford College or has to brains to go to College, but need a job to avoid what you are stating...olaying video games and get in trouble....with these high unemployment numbers things will only get worse...more drugs, more teenage mothers, etc.

who said anything about college???
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Old 10-27-2009, 08:41 AM
 
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this is NOT a kiddie world....
I could careless if the kiddies have jobs. That does absolutely nothing to provide for homes, gain insurance or make mortgage payments. Not to mention it does nothing to help the adults who are struggling not only financially but mentally as well.

Kids need to focus on being in school, learning to read and write with comprehension and not concerned with what violent video game or ridiculous CD they will buy.
I partly agree; making the most of an education is certainly important. However, there are many things to be learned from employment as well, such as responsibility, accountability, and achievement. I'm of the belief that those individuals that hold jobs at a younger age are far more inclined to succeed in life, than those that choose to do nothing but sleep all day and party all night.
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Old 10-27-2009, 08:45 AM
 
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[Dem congressmen] I know, lets raise the minimum wage![/Dem congressmen]
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