Model Minority Faces Unemployment

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A recent study by the Economic Policy Institute (EPI) reveals that despite having a lower unemployment rate than other ethnic groups, Asian-American youth between 16 and 24 are having a harder time finding jobs than their white counterparts.

According to the EPI study, Asian Americans with bachelor’s degrees have a greater likelihood of being unemployed (7.2 percent) than whites with bachelor’s degrees (4.7 percent). Asian Americans with advanced degrees also have a greater likelihood of being unemployed (4.8 percent) than their white counterparts (3.2 percent).