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Teenagers are often priced out of the labor market by the government-mandated minimum-wage level because employers cannot afford to pay that much for extra help. Therefore, if Congress institutes a subminimum wage, a new lower legal wage for teenagers, the teenage unemployment rate, which has been rising since 1960, will no longer increase.
Which of the following, if true, would most weaken the argument above?

(A) Since 1960 the teenage unemployment rate has risen when the minimum wage has risen.
(B) Since 1960 the teenage unemployment rate has risen even when the minimum wage remained constant.
(C) Employers often hire extra help during holiday and warm weather seasons.
(D) The teenage unemployment rate rose more quickly in the 1970â€™s than it did in the 1960â€™s.
(E) The teenage unemployment rate has occasionally declined in the years since 1960.
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22 Jan 2007, 21:51
B.....It means there are some other factors also, besides minimum wages, responsible for unemployment
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23 Jan 2007, 00:40
B as well. Same reasoning too.
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23 Jan 2007, 01:42
I remember this one...got it wrong and took a long time to really understand why. B it is. It introduces the possibility of an alternate explanation for the rising teenage unemployment rate.
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23 Jan 2007, 02:24
kripalkavi wrote:
I remember this one...got it wrong and took a long time to really understand why. B it is. It introduces the possibility of an alternate explanation for the rising teenage unemployment rate.

CAN U GIVE THE URL OF THIS TOPIC DISCUSSED BEFORE?
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27 Jan 2007, 03:20
Yurik79 wrote:
http://www.gmatclub.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=33547&highlight=teenagers+priced+labor+labour

thanks yurik
27 Jan 2007, 03:20
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