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A Simple, Cost-Free Remedy for the Hard-Core Unemployed: View

Some day the economic slump will be over, and then where will we be? The slowdown has hit Americans hard, but not equally hard. The unemployment rate is 8.1 percent for white Americans. For Hispanics, it’s considerably higher -- 11.3 percent. And it’s almost double for blacks -- 15.9 percent.

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