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# A brochure for city X highlights the reasons why residents

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A brochure for city X highlights the reasons why residents should move there rather than to other cities in the state. One reason that the brochure mentions is the relative ease of finding a job in City X, where the unemployment rate is 4.7 percent.

Which of the following statements, if true, casts most doubt on the validity of the reason to move to City X mentioned above?

A) Most of the jobs in City X are hourly rather than salary jobs.
B) The state where City X is located has an average unemployment rate of 3.9 percent.
C) Other reasons to move to City X include the school system and easy access to recreational activities.
D) The national unemployment rate calculated during the last census is 4.3 percent.
E) City Y located in the same state as City X recently built a new factory that will employ 5000 workers.
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04 Oct 2004, 14:08
B for me.
It weakens the fact that it is easy to find a job in city X.
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04 Oct 2004, 14:21
certainly B
D comes close but talks about past figures and is not appropriate for the present comparison
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04 Oct 2004, 14:22
B should be it.
D comes close but D talks about census of last year. Lot of things can change within a year.
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05 Oct 2004, 15:42
crackgmat3 wrote:
Why not E for this ?

E leave open the possibility that what if city X, for its part, built a new plant that will employ 10,000 people?
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