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The following table shows the annual average data on the employment status of the U.S. civilian noninstitutional population by age in 2017.
Age
Employed
Unemployed
Not in Labor Force
(Thousands of People)
(Thousands of People)
(Thousands of People)
16 to 19 years 5,074 827 10,853
20 to 24 years 14,132 1,127 6,137
25 to 54 years 98,833 3,850 23,014
55 to 64 years 26,064 835 14,792
65 years and over 9,234 343 39,964
Total 153,337 6,982 94,759
Source: “Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey.”Bureau of Labor Statistics.
 
What is the national unemployment rate?
2.7%
 
4.4%
 
7.4%
 
59.1%
 
Complete the following table by computing the unemployment rate for each age group.
 
Age                                                Unemployment Rate
 
16 to 19 years    
 
20 to 24 years    
 
25 to 54 years    
 
55 to 64 years    
 
65 years and over 
  
Which of the following groups has an unemployment rate lower than the national average unemployment rate? Check all that apply.
16 to 19 years
 
20 to 24 years
 
25 to 54 years
 
55 to 64 years
 
65 years and over
 
 
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