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www.axios.com: Asian American unemployment spikes amid pandemic

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Young Asian American men and women, who typically show low unemployment numbers, are experiencing some of the worst rates of unemployment during the pandemic.

The current unemployment rate among young Asian women is 22.1% and 20.3% among men.

For young Asian workers, “it’s a perfect storm of a lot of factors,” says Marlene Kim, an economist at the University of Massachusetts Boston.

Geography: Asian Americans are concentrated in some of the hardest-hit parts of the country, such as California and Hawaii.

Asian Americans are concentrated in some of the hardest-hit parts of the country, such as California and Hawaii.

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