Unemployment rate at 4.3 percent

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    For Asians. I wonder why? A culture of achievement? A culture of anti violence? A culture of respect? Poverty is a mental disease. Plain and simple..

    Nah... Now shut up... Dancing with the Stars is on...


    http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/76-percent_733971.html#

    Among the major worker groups, the unemployment rates for adult men (7.2 percent), adult women (6.5 percent), teenagers (24.5 percent), whites (6.7 percent), blacks (13.5 percent), and Hispanics (9.1 percent) showed little or no change in May. The jobless rate for Asians was 4.3 percent (not seasonally adjusted), little changed from a year earlier. (See tables A-1, A-2, and A-3.)
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    It's like a drug for them. I know people on ss and disability that would rather live in a dump than work. CUT THEM OFF.
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    You forgot...a culture of Democrats. Of course, that wouldn't fit with your typical narrative.

    http://www.nationaljournal.com/blogs/hotlineoncall/2012/11/obama-wins-asian-vote-big-08
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    And how "they" vote is not inherently separated from how "they" live. In fact, it is closely linked.
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    Less about how they live, more about where they live. (hint: areas with inordinately low unemployment in all sectors).
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    Well some of that is due to an attraction to very highly educated regions.
    Urban West Coast, Chicago, Northeast Corridor between DC and Boston, Minneapolis, Houston, and counties with major University populations all have huge Asian populations by percentage according to your map. The Asian communities didn't just stumble into those areas. And the low unemployment in those regions didn't just randomly happen either.
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    Garbage. My Father voted democrat because he grew up in Boston... and lived every day of his life like a conservative. Made for some great political discussions between us. I miss him so.
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    But the Asian community didn't used to be quite so Democratic. Bill Clinton only won 31% of Asian votes in 1992. It has been a process where the community has become strongly Democratic. In doing so, they have turned previously Democratic areas even more Democratic (as well as helping turn what used to be swing areas into strongly Democratic regions). So your explanation falls flat.
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    Can you demonstrate this?
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    So your theory is because the vote democrat they have a low unemployment rate? Whey then isn't the black unemployment rate 3%??
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    My argument is that some of the same values that lead "them" to vote Democratic are some of the same ones that lead to a lower unemployment rate. "Their" unemployment rate is low due to a variety of factors. "Their" voting patterns are due to a variety of reasons. Many of these reasons overlap.
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    Sure, with only slightly more evidence than the "Asians are so hard-working" theory.

    Compare the unemployment rates in those regions to the surrounding areas, and nearly every metro where Asians represent a higher % than the average has a lower unemployment rate than their surrounding area and state.

    Boston - ~ 5.7%
    San Fran - 6%
    Houston - 6.2%
    Seattle - 5.8%

    Another thing all of these areas have in common is they're all tech hubs - San Fran, Boston, Seattle, L.A., New York, Boston, Austin ...
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    If I am reading the map right, I note you left these areas of high Asian concentrations off.


    Los Angeles-9.9%
    Oakland-11.9%
    Baltimore-9.6%
    Chicago-10.4%
    San Diego-7%
    New York-7.7%

    And Boston is not even dark blue.

    Based on this, I don't think you made a particularly supportable point
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    But I said lower than state & surrounding areas. I also said "most." Aside from Chicago and Baltimore, this is true.
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    And there's certainly more support than "Asians work real hard."
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    BTW, I belive that Maryland spot is DC, not Baltimore, at least based on the things I'm reading.
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    You answer most likely lies here

    "WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Asians are the most highly educated group of Americans, with more than half with a bachelor's degrees or higher, the Census Bureau reported on Thursday.

    Among groups of Asian Americans 25 and older, 74 percent of Taiwanese and 71 percent of Indians had at least a bachelor's degree, the agency said as part of its release of American Community Survey data on hundreds of racial, tribal and Hispanic groups.

    The comparable figure for the U.S. population overall is 28 percent."


    It's a culture that highly values education, along with Jewish families.
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    The dot looks to be in Marlyand. But even so, it does not change the point. DC -8.5%

    meH. You were not close to "most." You make a non-point.

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