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Retirement benefits most prevalent in Midwest 


September 30, 2014
Nationwide, 68 percent of civilian workers had access to retirement benefits provided by their employer in March 2014, though the access rate varied by region. Workers in the West were the least likely to have access to retirement benefits, while Midwestern workers were the most likely. Full Text »
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  1. Complete the statement with the correct percentages:

    Among people who had completed a bachelor's degree or more education and were no longer enrolled in school, __________ were employed in civilian jobs during October when age 25. In comparison, __________ of high school dropouts were employed in civilian jobs in the October they were age 25.
  2. Hint:
    Young adult employment varies by education.

     

  3. Complete the statement with the annual percent increase in the price for gold ores:

    In 2012, price increases for gold slowed, rising less than they had in each of the previous 4 years. The __________ increase in 2012 was the smallest yearly increase since the 2.6-percent advance in 2008.
  4. Hint:
    Gold prices rise more than 100 percent since 2008.

     

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