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# Based on the information in the graph, peaks in civilian unemployment

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Based on the information in the graph, peaks in civilian unemployment [#permalink]
Focus on peaks and grey area (recession). I also misinterpreted and got both wrong.<br />
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1) Peaks appear after end of recession.<br />
2) after 1940- value of peak is 6%, value of peak after 1990 is 8%, hence 6% is decrease from 8%­
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Re: Based on the information in the graph, peaks in civilian unemployment [#permalink]
Comparison is done wrt 1990s. How answer would be steep decrease. It has increased to 8% in 1940s from 6% in 1990s.
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Select from each of the drop-down menus the option that creates the most accurate statement.

Based on the information in the graph, peaks in civilian unemployment rates occurred nearest the [Dropdown Placeholder #1] of a recession.

Based on the information in the graph, the period immediately following the recession ending in the late 1940s, compared with the period immediately following the recession ending in the early 1990s, was characterized by [Dropdown Placeholder #2] in civilian unemployment rates.­

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­The graph indicates recessions using the grey bars so first recession started in 1945 and ended in 1946 approx. Second recession started in 1949 and ended in 1950 (just before) etc.

Based on the information in the graph, peaks in civilian unemployment rates occurred nearest the ___ of a recession.

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The unemployment rate is highest (peaks) at the end of the recessions (or slightly after that in recent years).

Based on the information in the graph, the period immediately following the recession ending in the late 1940s, compared with the period immediately following the recession ending in the early 1990s, was characterized by ____ in civilian unemployment rates.­

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The period immediately following the recession in late 1940s witnessed a sharp decline in unemploment rate (from 8% to about 3%) as shown by the slope of the blue line after the peak.
In comparison, the  period immediately following the recession in early 1990s witnessed an increase in unemploment rate (from 6.5% to about 7.7%) as shown by the upward slope of the blue line to reach the peak.

Hence period following the recession ending in the late 1940s was characterized by a steep decline in civilian unemployment rates.­

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Re: Based on the information in the graph, peaks in civilian unemployment [#permalink]
sayan640 wrote:
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I was confused in the second question.
The period immediately following the recession ending in the late 1940s, compared with the period immediately following the recession ending in the early 1990s, was characterized by  steep increase/ decrease.

The period immediately following the recession ending in the late 1940s = around 8%
The period immediately following the recession ending in the early 1990s = around 6%
I thought it would be "steep increase" as we have  "The period immediately following the recession ending in the late 1940s" as the subject of the sentence.
Not sure how it became "steep decerease" .

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Select from each of the drop-down menus the option that creates the most accurate statement.

Based on the information in the graph, peaks in civilian unemployment rates occurred nearest the [Dropdown Placeholder #1] of a recession.

Based on the information in the graph, the period immediately following the recession ending in the late 1940s, compared with the period immediately following the recession ending in the early 1990s, was characterized by [Dropdown Placeholder #2] in civilian unemployment rates.­

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­You are looking at immediately at the end of recession, while the question asks you about period after end of recession. So, look at few years after recession.
You would see the unemployment falls steeply while after recession in 1990s, it is a gradual decrease. Hence steep decline is the answer.
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Based on the information in the graph, peaks in civilian unemployment [#permalink]
From OG for question 2,

In the area immediately to the right of the shaded area in the period on the graph that depicts the recession of the late 1940s, the line indicating the civilian unemployment rate has a steep downward slope. In the area immediately to the right of the shaded area in the period on the graph that depicts the recession of the early 1990s, the line indicating the civilian unemployment rate slopes upward for a short distance and then slopes downward less steeply than immediately to the right of the late-1940s recession. Thus, the information in the graph indicates that the period immediately following the recession of the 1940s, compared to the period immediately following the recession of the early 1990s, was characterized by a steep decrease in the civilian unemployment rate.­
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