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In 1998 unemployment in some regions of the United States

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In 1998 unemployment in some regions of the United States dropped to the lowest rate in ten years, while the rate in other regions reached an all-time high. In 1988 similar conditions led to large migrations of workers from regions with high unemployment to regions of low unemployment. There was, however, significantly less such migration in 1998.

Which of the following, if true about 1998, would contribute most explaining why there was less migrations of workers in 1998?

(A) The regions with the lowest unemployment rates had many of the same kinds of industries as those in the regions with high unemployment, but this was not the case in 1998.

(B) In contrast to 1988, the regions with the lowest unemployment rates had the largest number of new jobs, although substantially fewer of the new jobs required retraining.

(C) In contrast to 1988, housing costs in the areas with the lowest unemployment rates were susbstantially higher than housing costs in other parts of the country

(D) The unemployment rate in countries outside of the United States was higher than it was ten years before.

(E) Unemployment benefits in the regions of high unemployment were slightly lower than they were ten years earlier in regions of high unemployment.
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Is there a typo? Shouldn’t it be 1988 instead?

“In 1998 similar conditions led to large migrations of workers from regions with high unemployment to regions of low unemployment.”

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Is there a typo? Shouldn’t it be 1988 instead?

“In 1998 similar conditions led to large migrations of workers from regions with high unemployment to regions of low unemployment.”

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Sorry you are right I made a mistake in typing, now it's correct!

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Clearly C is the answer
People are unemployment and if there is higher wages for the house then clearly it is the reason for less migration
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Why Not option A. I was between option A and C. A tells there were similar industries in 1988 while not in 1998.

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Why Not option A. I was between option A and C. A tells there were similar industries in 1988 while not in 1998.


1998 dont have similar industries doesnt says whether region of low employment has low industries or region of of high employment has low industries

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