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View PostCrimsoNation713, on 09 November 2012 - 10:47 AM, said:

When 46% of the working age men aren't working, we don't need 'em.

That's also not accurate.  A large percentage of Puerto Ricans don't report employment statistics, since they work in a lot of business/industries that try to avoid paying state taxes, and there is a lot of unreported income.

Many companies like Best Buy, JCPenneys, and Sams Club were at first very reluctant to start business in the island, because of the employment/income statistics.  However, once they opened, their stores located in PR became one of the most successful ones in the whole US.

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View PostGatorLaw, on 09 November 2012 - 10:50 AM, said:

That's also not accurate.  A large percentage of Puerto Ricans don't report employment statistics, since they work in a lot of business/industries that try to avoid paying state taxes.

Many companies like Best Buy, JCPenneys, and Sams Club were at first very reluctant to start business in the island, because of the employment/income statistics.  However, once they opened, their stores located in PR became one of the most successful ones in the whole US.
The article quoted that stat. So they're wrong and you have a better source ?
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View PostCrimsoNation713, on 09 November 2012 - 10:52 AM, said:

The article quoted that stat. So they're wrong and you have a better source ?

I can't read the article right now.

However, I lived in the island for about 15 years and travel to Puerto Rico about half a dozen times a year.  I'm not sure what statistic the article is referring to, but what I've said is common knowledge in the island, and has been a political issue for some time now.
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