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Forward: Unemployment Jumps Up to 7.9 Percent

beowulfe Wrote: Feb 01, 2013 2:01 PM
Here's a fun fact for rgama: It took less than 2 years for Obama to increase the national debt by more than Reagan did in 8 years. In fact, in about 4 years, Obama has increased Debt Held By the Public more than every previous president before him COMBINED in about 220 years!
Buck O Wrote: Feb 01, 2013 2:05 PM
If that's a fun fact, I'd hate to see the "unfun" facts. They're ruining the economy.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics has released the latest unemployment numbers for January. The unemployment rate has jumped back up to 7.9 percent with just 157,000 jobs being added to the economy. The number of unemployed and under-employed persons still sits at an alarming number.

The number of unemployed persons, at 12.3 million, was little changed in January. The
unemployment rate was 7.9 percent and has been at or near that level since September 2012.

In January, the number of long-term unemployed (those jobless for 27 weeks or more) was
about unchanged...

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