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Forward: Unemployment Jumps Up to 7.9 Percent

Van Lingle Mungo Wrote: Feb 01, 2013 12:30 PM
HEY, MINIMUM WAGE VAL..... How come the dems, when they had control of both the Senate and House and Oval office, didn't balance the budget and create millions of jobs like Obama said they would? How come they never passed a budget? I know your answer will be delayed while you contact your puppet master to tell you what to say.

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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