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Originally posted by metaldemon2000
I don't know how it works in the US but in Canada we don't include those on welfare in our unemployment statistics.
The city I'm in we have an unemployment rate of around 9% but we also have a high number of welfare recipients and an unusually high amount of housing projects.
If the people in welfare were included where I live the unemployment rate would be around 30%. I know more people who are on welfare than those that are simply just unemployed. Welfare as a career in this city is a big problem. The only jobs that are really available here are min wage, service and retail sector. I imagine most places are headed in this direction.
I believe your math is correct. Math is a way to communicate a perspective.
Originally posted by Raskadawg
The population increased by 1.7 million give or take
my maths are not what they used to be for sure but that looks like an increase in employed people to me
i hate maths