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Passage 30 (30/63). Since the early 1970's

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Re: RC No 1- Unemployment Passage on Saturday [#permalink] New post 06 Oct 2010, 02:42
Guys, are these words the key for the Q5?
Yet Keyssar rightly understands that a better way to measure the impact of unemployment is to calculate unemployment frequencies—
measuring the percentage of workers who experience any unemployment in the course of a year. Given this perspective, joblessness looms much larger.


5. Which of the following statements about the unemployment rate during the Great Depression can be inferred from the passage?
(A) It was sometimes higher than 15 percent.
(B) It has been analyzed seriously only since the early 1970’s.
(C) It can be calculated more easily than can unemployment frequency.
(D) It was never as high as the rate during the 1870’s.
(E) It has been shown by Keyssar to be lower than previously thought.


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Re: RC No 1- Unemployment Passage on Saturday [#permalink] New post 06 Oct 2010, 08:19
I hurried through and got 3 wrong in 10 Min.
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Re: RC No 1- Unemployment Passage on Saturday [#permalink] New post 24 Oct 2010, 00:36
Can someone Pls explain, how they got Q 2 & 3 right?

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Re: RC No 1- Unemployment Passage on Saturday [#permalink] New post 27 Oct 2010, 05:42
ugimba wrote:
took 14 mins

1 b
2 b //wrong .. a
3 d
4 b
5 a
6 d // wrong ...c but I doubt it..
7e
8 d

hey, can you please explain me why the last question's answer, the 8th, is D?
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