January 30, 2015
From December 2013 to December 2014, thirty states had statistically significant unemployment rate declines; the largest were in Illinois (-2.7 percentage points) and Rhode Island (-2.5 points). The only statistically significant increase occurred in Louisiana (+1.3 percentage points). The remaining 19 states and the District of Columbia had rates that were little different from a year earlier. Full Text »
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Complete the statement with the correct percentages:
Among people who had completed a bachelor's degree or more education and were no longer enrolled in school, __________ were employed in civilian jobs during October when age 25. In comparison, __________ of high school dropouts were employed in civilian jobs in the October they were age 25.
Young adult employment varies by education.
Complete the statement with the annual percent increase in the price for gold ores:
In 2012, price increases for gold slowed, rising less than they had in each of the previous 4 years. The __________ increase in 2012 was the smallest yearly increase since the 2.6-percent advance in 2008.
Gold prices rise more than 100 percent since 2008.
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