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A reduction in the number of people filing new claims for state unemployment benefits is one of the first signs that a nationwide recession is coming to an end. Usually such a reduction indicates that companies are not dismissing as many people, a sure sign of economic recovery. The number of people collecting state unemployment benefits has dropped considerably over the last three months, so the recession is coming to an end.

Which of the following is assumed in the passage above?

A majority of the number of people who became eligible to file unemployment benefits from the state in the past three months chose to do so.

The drop in the number of people collecting unemployment benefits from the state cannot be traced to a reduction in the number of people being dismissed from minimum wage jobs.

A substantial number of people who had been collecting unemployment benefits have been rehired by their former employers during the last three months.

A substantial number of people have not in the last three months moved from one state where they have collected unemployment benefits to another state where they continue to receive jobless benefits.

The reduction in the number of people collecting unemployment benefits from the state is not because of an increase in the number of people whose benefits came to an end.
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Re: A reduction in the number of people filing new claims for [#permalink] New post 17 Feb 2013, 17:46
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A reduction in the number of people filing new claims for state unemployment benefits is one of the first signs that a nationwide recession is coming to an end. Usually such a reduction indicates that companies are not dismissing as many people, a sure sign of economic recovery. The number of people collecting state unemployment benefits has dropped considerably over the last three months, so the recession is coming to an end.

Which of the following is assumed in the passage above?

A majority of the number of people who became eligible to file unemployment benefits from the state in the past three months chose to do so. Nothing in the argument says this

The drop in the number of people collecting unemployment benefits from the state cannot be traced to a reduction in the number of people being dismissed from minimum wage jobs. No comparison is stated in the argument

A substantial number of people who had been collecting unemployment benefits have been rehired by their former employers during the last three months. Nothing says this

A substantial number of people have not in the last three months moved from one state where they have collected unemployment benefits to another state where they continue to receive jobless benefits. I didn't see this

The reduction in the number of people collecting unemployment benefits from the state is not because of an increase in the number of people whose benefits came to an end.This is true for the conclusion of the argument


the argument, though , is not perfect linear and straighforward.

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Negate E - reduction in the number of people collecting unemployment benefits is because of an increase in the number of people whose benefits came to an end.

Reduction is because benefits came to an end and not decrease in recession. - This makes the conclusion fall apart.
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Re: A reduction in the number of people filing new claims for [#permalink] New post 10 May 2013, 02:20
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