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Is female unemployment lowest in 18 years?

The canonical source of unemployment numbers in the United States is the Bureau of Labor Statistics, which says that the unemployment rate for women is currently 4.0%. It may be worth noting that in ...
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Do 40,000 people die in the United States for every 1% increase in unemployment?

This appears to be somewhat true. Death rates increase when you lose your job, but 40,000 people per year is an order of magnitude higher than my estimate. This Quora question answers an identical ...
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Are 85% of autistic college grads unemployed?

First, some clarifying information about the paper. This is important, as the paper itself is what's being quoted... basically everywhere else you've mentioned, at however many removes. That paper ...
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Has the US unemployment rate reached 24.9%?

This was a close estimate, but for May not for March. The official term "real unemployment" includes "marginally attached" workers among the unemployed--those who have stopped looking for work in the ...
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Are 85% of autistic college grads unemployed?

Before ridiculing the reporting too much (especially the MarketWatch rendering of it), it's helpful to read it in more context (p.10) even in the the Griffiths et al. paper. Even though in the intro ...
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Does immigration to the USA increase the unemployment rate?

The claim as it is stated in the headline is not supported by the research. There are studies which show some possible negative impacts on wages for certain groups, but not a general increase in the ...
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