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Disappointing Jobs Report: Unemployment Remains at 9.6 Percent
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Disappointing Jobs Report: Unemployment Remains at 9.6 Percent

As we’ve come to expect, yet another lackluster jobs report has been released. The highly anticipated Labor Department Jobs Report shows that only 151,000 jobs were added October. This slight increase in jobs was not enough to lower the official unemployment rate. For the third month in a row, the unemployment rate has been unchanged at 9.6 percent. Yet, this not even factor in the 1.2 million Americans who have altogether given up searching for a job.

11/08/2010
Record Number of People Dependent on Government Programs
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Record Number of People Dependent on Government Programs

USA Today reports that a record number of Americans—one in six—are now dependent on government anti-poverty programs. Since the recession began in December 2007, the enrollment and cost of government programs have grown at an alarming rate.

09/01/2010