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Jun 23, 2010
by Jiang Aitao


The United States has seen a record high of Asian Americans and people from other ethnic groups getting recruited in the army, according to a study published on Wednesday.

This can be attributed to rising unemployment rate in the country during recession and the increased bonuses provided by the U.S. government, said researchers at RAND Corp., a non-profit think tank.

In Los Angeles County last year, 22 percent of Army recruits were Asian-Americans, which is almost twice their proportion in the population. In the San Francisco Bay Area, the sign-up rate is also spiking. The proportion of newly enlisted soldiers who are Asian- Americans this year is nearly double that of last year, statistics show.

Full story: Stats: Asians are 4 percent of U.S. population, 1 percent of military recruits