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The unemployment rate in the United States fell from 7.5

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The unemployment rate in the United States fell from 7.5 [#permalink]

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19 Aug 2009, 14:49
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The unemployment rate in the United States fell
from 7.5 percent in 1981 to 6.9 percent in 1986. It
cannot, however, be properly concluded from these
statistics that the number of unemployed in 1986
was lower than it had been in 1981 because-----.
1981 and 1986
(B) many of the high-paying industrial jobs avail-
able in 1981 were replaced by low-wage ser-
vice jobs in 1986, resulting in displacements
of hundreds of thousands of workers
(C) in some midwestern industrial states, the unem-
ployment rate was much higher in 1986 than
(D) the total available work force, including those
with and without employment, increased
between 1981 and 1986
(E) the average time that employees stay in any
one job dropped during the period 1981
to 1986

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20 Aug 2009, 01:58
D.

Question asked for the 'number of unemployed'. Percentages alone are insufficient, we need absolute figures.

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20 Aug 2009, 02:12
sher676 wrote:
The unemployment rate in the United States fell
from 7.5 percent in 1981 to 6.9 percent in 1986. It
cannot, however, be properly concluded from these
statistics that the number of unemployed in 1986
was lower than it had been in 1981 because-----.
1981 and 1986
(B) many of the high-paying industrial jobs avail-
able in 1981 were replaced by low-wage ser-
vice jobs in 1986, resulting in displacements
of hundreds of thousands of workers
(C) in some midwestern industrial states, the unem-
ployment rate was much higher in 1986 than
(D) the total available work force, including those
with and without employment, increased
between 1981 and 1986
(E) the average time that employees stay in any
one job dropped during the period 1981
to 1986

IMO :D ..rate cant be compared with the number.

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20 Aug 2009, 06:14
OA D

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16 Sep 2009, 04:44
D

Typical "number" vs "rate" question.

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16 Sep 2009, 17:31
D...percentage and actual number are different..

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17 Sep 2009, 04:26
I wud go with option D since the option talks abt the increase in the denominator.

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19 Sep 2009, 09:37
D is the only relvant choice. This question does not need elimination strategy.

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19 Sep 2009, 19:59
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Yes, D it is. It's one of that percentage and actual numbers problem. Increase or decrease in percentage doesn't affect numbers accordingly in some cases.

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19 Sep 2009, 20:08

If total population has increased, total unemployed might have increased even though the percentage of unemployed has decreased.
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Salaries are low in recession. So, working for kudos now.

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Re: Unemployment   [#permalink] 19 Sep 2009, 20:08
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