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  • Obama will leave office with unemployment at 4.7 percent

    Boston Globe - 01/07/2017

    The unemployment rate for black workers remains at 7.8 percent. While the jobless rate for those with a college degree is 2.5 percent, it’s almost twice that for workers who only finished high school, said Alicia Sasser Modestino, an economics and public policy professor at Northeastern University.

    While the number of people working part-time who want full-time jobs has declined, along with those who have dropped out of the workforce entirely, it’s still in the millions, she said.

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