Your unemployment rate

November 12, 2009
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Hard times are hitting people differently. A neat feature on the New York Times’ site allows you to change a few variables—race, gender, age and education level—and see how unemployment rates change.

At one extreme, the jobless rate is 48.5 percent for 15- to 24-year-old black males lacking a high school education.

At the other end of the spectrum, white males ages 25 to 44 years and having a college education are enjoying a rate of only 3.9 percent.

Now if only the Times would allow us to refine the search by industry or job category.

Here’s the link.

Any thoughts?

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  • Nice tool
    It would be nice to break it down by industry or job category.

    This would be a great tool to show kids the importance of furthering your education.
  • Agreed
    I agree that it is a great tool, but would like to see how I would fare against others within my field.

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