Unemployment in African-American Teenagers
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This paper investigates the identification of the underlying reasons for the continuing high levels of unemployment among African-American teenagers with a specific focus on African-American teenagers in the Syracuse MSA. The objective of the proposed research study is to develop reliable information that provides a basis for the development of initiatives that will lead to higher employment levels (and, conversely, lower levels of unemployment) among African American teenagers. The paper also suggests possible solutions to the problem of continuing high levels of unemployment.
From the Paper:"Sustained economic growth in the United States over the past five years has caused the national unemployment rate to fall below five-percent in 1999. The 3.8 percent unemployment rate in November 1999 (the latest month for which such data have been reported) is a full percentage point lower that the rate in January 1999 and 47.9 percent lower than the 7.3 percent unemployment rate in January 1994. This level of unemployment is the lowest that has been sustained for any period of time in the United States for decades. Because of the low overall rate of unemployment in the United States, many people (both politicians and the general public) appear to think that unemployment has become a non-issue in contemporary life. The fact is, however, that unemployment remains a critical issue in this country when the overall rate of unemployment is disaggregated to reveal the rates of unemployment among specific population groups such as minority males generally (but especially African males), and teenagers generally (but especially African American teenagers). For such population groups, the improvement in the overall unemployment situation has transformed their plight from one of utter disaster to one of debilitating frustration, as their rates of unemployment remain in excess of 12 percent. For African American teenagers, the unemployment rate reached 31.3 percent in March 1999 before dropping to 28.4 percent in November 1999."
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Unemployment in African-American Teenagers (2003, May 23) Retrieved June 20, 2019, from https://www.academon.com/research-proposal/unemployment-in-african-american-teenagers-27011/
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