Playing around with Unemployment

So the U.S. recession has hurt us all, even in Canada, we’re feeling the aftermath, but doing slightly better than the States, I’d say.

But have you ever considered how it affects different races, age groups, education level and genders?

Education is a given.

  • If you have a college degree, you are more likely to have a job. Period.

Other things to consider:

  • This is just a generalization, and the statistics don’t go into other nitty gritty details.
  • Consider that your city or job area may also be an issue
  • Consider that your industry may be faltering, dying out, or booming
  • Or just your personality: you may be all of those checked off boxes, but someone’s laziness to even look for a job, or keep the job may factor into play

Here is a quick look

For All Races for Women in my Age Group as a College Grad.

Overall, it’s lower than the total trend.


And here are the differences only broken out only by race





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Just a girl trying to find a balance between being a Shopaholic and a Saver. I cleared $60,000 in 18 months earning $65,000 gross/year. Now I am self-employed, and you can read more about my story here, or visit my other blog: The Everyday Minimalist.