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Recent estimates predict that between 1982 and 1995 the greatest increase in the number of people employed will be in the category of low-paying service occupations. This category, however, will not increase its share of total employment, whereas the category of high-paying service occupations will increase its share.
If the estimates above are accurate, which of the following conclusions can be drawn?
(A) In 1982 more people were working in low-paying service occupations than were working in high-paying service occupations.
(B) In 1995 more people will be working in high-paying service occupations than will be working in low-paying service occupations.
(C) Nonservice occupations will account for the same share of total employment in 1995 as in 1982.
(D) Many of the people who were working in low-paying service occupations in 1982 will be working in high-paying service occupations by 1995.
(E) The rate of growth for low-paying service occupations will be greater than the overall rate of employment growth between 1982 and 1995.

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25 Feb 2008, 16:24
though the number of low-paying service emplyee has increased greatest but over all percenatage has decereased IMO
is only possible when in 1982 more people were working in low-paying service occupations than were working in high-paying service occupations.
So A is my pick.
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25 Feb 2008, 19:03
me too going with A.
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25 Feb 2008, 21:57
phoenix08 wrote:
though the number of low-paying service emplyee has increased greatest but over all percentage has decereased IMO
is only possible when in 1982 more people were working in low-paying service occupations than were working in high-paying service occupations.
So A is my pick.

Why can't the answer be E. The rate of growth for low-paying service occupation will be greater than the overall employment growth rate.
Since its the growth rate and not the actual share of employment , we can draw a valid conclusion.
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25 Feb 2008, 22:10
dynamo wrote:
phoenix08 wrote:
though the number of low-paying service emplyee has increased greatest but over all percentage has decereased IMO
is only possible when in 1982 more people were working in low-paying service occupations than were working in high-paying service occupations.
So A is my pick.

Why can't the answer be E. The rate of growth for low-paying service occupation will be greater than the overall employment growth rate.
Since its the growth rate and not the actual share of employment , we can draw a valid conclusion.

Nothing is said about the growth rate in the argument.
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