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an_whale wrote

It depends on where you live. For example, Massachusetts has one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country something like 4.4%.

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ziq wrote

I'm only guessing, but it could be that the real unemployment rate isn't being measured because so many of the people living there now are undocumented or otherwise not counted by the system. At least that's what happens where I live.

Looks like white affluent people have been leaving the state for more than a decade:

http://archive.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2011/03/24/whites_abandoning_massachusetts_cities_at_rapid_rate/

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tnstaec wrote

Employment rate also doesn't include people who have ceased to look for work.

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DissidentRage wrote

IIRC it also doesn't include long-term unemployed or people who have failed to find the first job.