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1. Bureau of Labor Statistics (external link)
Abstract: The BLS contains vast, up-to-date charts and statistics about all topics related to labor, finance, wages, etc, in the US. Some umbrella topics include: Inflation, Wages and Benefits, Safety & Health, Occupations, Demographics, etc.
Resource Type: Website

2. Chance of A Lifetime: Disconnected Youth and Job Opportunities in NYC (external link)
Abstract: This report details the growing issues of disconnected youth in NYC, and shows how they could be an important group to fill the shoes of retiring baby boomers in dozens of important city industries.
Resource Type: Article

3. Comparing Data on Poverty, Health, and Education in Brooklyn (internal link)
Resource Type: Curriculum

4. Comparing Data on Poverty, Health, and Education in the Bronx (internal link)
Resource Type: Curriculum

5. Current Unemployment Statistics (external link)
Abstract: A summary of the most recent data on employment/unemployment in the US
Resource Type: Website

6. Economic and Analysis Research Center (EARN) (external link)
Abstract: The Economic Analysis and Research Network (EARN) links groups that conduct and disseminate research, develop policy and advocate on a range of issues, including wages and benefits, incomes, jobs, unemployment, workforce and economic development, minimum and living wages, Social Security, education, tax and budget, and health care.
Resource Type: Website

7. Employment Rates for Single Mothers Fell Substantially During Recent Period of Labor Market Weakness (external link)
Abstract: This paper looks at employment trends for single mothers since the 1990's
Resource Type: Article

8. Fighting Poverty in Queens (internal link)
Resource Type: Curriculum

9. How the Government Measures Unemployment (internal link)
Resource Type: Article

10. Local Area Unemployment Statistics (external link)
Abstract: The Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) program produces monthly and annual employment, unemployment, and labor force data for Census regions and divisions, States, counties, metropolitan areas, and many cities, by place of residence.
Resource Type: Website

11. Missing Inaction: Evidence of Undercounting of Non-Workers in the Current Population Survey (external link)
Abstract: This study examines the potential for bias in the CPS measurement of employment. It highlights which groups have been undercounted, primarily women and people of color, and discusses the implications for missing a large segment of the unemployed population.
Resource Type: Article

12. Plight Deepens for Black Men, Studies Warn (internal link)
Abstract: Looking at new scholarly analysis, this article reports that Black men in this country are facing an even more dire situation than is commonly cited by employment and education statistics.
Resource Type: Article

13. The "Sad Story" of the Current Employment Picture: 4.2 million Jobs Below Normal (external link)
Abstract: A 2004 report on the loss of jobs during a 42-month recession
Resource Type: Article

14. The Effects of the 2005 Minimum Wage Increase in NY (external link)
Abstract: A brief analysis of the impact that raising the Minimum Wage has had on New York, including job development and unemployment.
Resource Type: Article

15. Two Different Kinds of Math, and Two Spins on Unemployment (internal link)
Abstract: During the 2005 Mayoral race in NY, Michael Bloomberg and Fernando Ferrer used the same information to come to two very different conclusions about the state of unemployment in the city. This article looks at how they could have come to such different conclusions, and what math was used by each candidate.
Resource Type: Article

16. Unemployment and Joblessness in NY City, 2005 (external link)
Abstract: This article examines the other side of decreasing unemployment in NY - particularly what groups are still struggling and experiencing joblessness and poverty.
Resource Type: Article

17. Unemployment Rate Debate: Assignment (internal link)
Abstract: This assignment is intended to help students understand how averages can be skewed in many directions. Students are given an organization to represent, several sets of data on unemployment rates, and have to debate each other about what unemployment rate they think is most accurate.
Resource Type: Curriculum

18. Unemployment Rate Debate: Data (internal link)
Abstract: This is the data for the Unemployment Rate Debate
Resource Type: Curriculum

19. Weaknesses of Unemployment Statistics (internal link)
Resource Type: Article

20. What's a Youngster to Do? The Education and Labor Market Plight of Youth in High-Poverty Communities (external link)
Abstract: Statistics show that many young adults in economically distressed communities are being left behind in educational systems and in the job market. This article highlights the magnitude of distress in selected communities.
Resource Type: Article

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East Oakland Community High School