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Last year County C created and filled more manufacturing jobs than it had in previous years. Given that County C has the smallest work force and an unemployment rate equal to that of other counties in the state, the increase in new jobs in County C is startling.

Which of the following statements correctly points out the error in the reasoning above?

A. If the state in which County C is located lost manufacturing jobs last year, then county CтАЩs record number of new jobs is unimportant to the health of the state.

B. The county is judged against its own record, so the comparisons between its workforce and unemployment rate and those of other counties is irrelevant.

C. The unemployment rate in County C for workers with certain skills was higher than that for others.

D. Since unemployment in all counties in the state, except County C, declined markedly in the past decade, it is not surprising that County C has a high unemployment rate.

E. Since County C has the smallest population of any county in the state, County C is expected to have the smallest workforce.
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26 Apr 2007, 20:57
After eliminating as many choices as i can, i got stuck between A & B and i pick B.

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26 Apr 2007, 21:45
B it is.
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27 Apr 2007, 00:14
Looks like C.
If the new manufacturing jobs are at the cost of jobs in other fields,then the increase is not startling...any thoughts??
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27 Apr 2007, 01:39
vineetgupta wrote:
Looks like C.
If the new manufacturing jobs are at the cost of jobs in other fields,then the increase is not startling...any thoughts??

The argument did not say that some jobs were created at the cost of other jobs

It only said that unemployment rate is more in the case of people with certain skills. That is a general statement and is valid in many cases.

I think its B.
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27 Apr 2007, 05:12
I vote for B
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27 Apr 2007, 05:30
aurobindo wrote:
vineetgupta wrote:
Looks like C.
If the new manufacturing jobs are at the cost of jobs in other fields,then the increase is not startling...any thoughts??

The argument did not say that some jobs were created at the cost of other jobs

It only said that unemployment rate is more in the case of people with certain skills. That is a general statement and is valid in many cases.

I think its B.

Yup,I was wrong...B it is.
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27 Apr 2007, 05:52
B
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28 Apr 2007, 17:30
my B too...

use POE to reach the answer.. except B others are irrelevant..
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30 Apr 2007, 00:02
A. If the state in which County C is located lost manufacturing jobs last year, then county Câ€™s record number of new jobs is unimportant to the health of the state.
>> out of scope

B. The county is judged against its own record, so the comparisons between its workforce and unemployment rate and those of other counties is irrelevant.
>> best choice.

C. The unemployment rate in County C for workers with certain skills was higher than that for others.
>> too general. doesn't explain the flaw in the reasoning.

D. Since unemployment in all counties in the state, except County C, declined markedly in the past decade, it is not surprising that County C has a high unemployment rate.
>> distorts the original premise. it is not mentioned that county C has high unemployment rate.

E. Since County C has the smallest population of any county in the state, County C is expected to have the smallest workforce.
>> irrelevant. doesn't explain the flaw in the reasoning.
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30 Apr 2007, 05:41
Another B
What is OA?
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15 May 2007, 04:01
vote for B
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15 May 2007, 21:47
B !
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