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The number of a country's unemployed workers decreased from 3.2 million to 2.5 million last year. If the country's population remaned constant at 74 million, how did its unemployment rate change last year?

 

A. It increased by about 9%

 

B. It decreased by about 1%

 

C. It decreased by about 9%

 

D. It increased by about 1%

 Feb 19, 2019
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 Feb 19, 2019
edited by Rom  Feb 19, 2019
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3.2 / 74  ≈ .0432  ≈   4.32% unemployment

 

2. 5 / 74 ≈  .0337 ≈   3.37% unemployment

 

So

 

4.32% - 3.37% ≈  0.95%   =  1%  (rounded)

 

So.... it decreased about 1%  ⇒   "B"

 

 

cool cool cool

 Feb 19, 2019
edited by CPhill  Feb 19, 2019

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