Amish are entering jobless rolls

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 Posted 4/18/2009 6:53:45 AM
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Let's discuss 'Amish are entering jobless rolls'.

Beth Sherman, executive director of the LaGrange County Chamber of Commerce, worries the March unemployment figures are an indicator of higher rates to come. The jobless rate in the rural county leaped from 17.7 percent in February to 18.9 percent in March, according to figures released Friday from the Indiana Department of Workforce Development.

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How many Amish people pay rent?

How many of the Amish are given land by their parents/families when they grow up or get married/whatever?

How indebted is the average Amish as compared to the rest of local society and is it the same type of debt?

What's the average Amish utility/energy bill?

They sound rhetorical, but I've often wondered these things honestly. (And I'm not making anybody's hard situation light)

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What difference does it make?

Why would you even ask these questions?

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 Posted 4/18/2009 12:05:35 PM
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Anthropological-type curiosity. What I said kind of reads rhetorical or presumptuous but that wasn't what I meant.

I partly grew up close to Topeka but still am only slightly familiar with how they as a group really are organized. I don't know any anwsers to the questions I asked above, I have a million more.

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They too have electric bills, loans, and all that which makes them similar to us "in the world"

Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities

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 Posted 4/18/2009 3:29:39 PM
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I'm sure. But to what extent and type is what I wonder about.

Does anybody know what suicide rates tend to be within amish communities?

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Dang, there goes Elkhart's short lived to its 15 minutes of fame for having the highest unemployment rate in the state.
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I'm sure. But to what extent and type is what I wonder about.

Does anybody know what suicide rates tend to be within amish communities?

"Suicide rates for the Amish of Lancaster County were 5.5 per 100,000 in 1980, about half that of the general population and a third the rate of the non-religious population"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amish

The above statistic is referenced in many places on the net though I have not found the original study anywhere.

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What? Leave behind the horse and buggy? They have needs and obligations just like everyone else, instead of complaining about it, why not lend a hand to help.
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Who said that?

And thanks, Larry.

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