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Forward: Unemployment Jumps Up to 7.9 Percent

wdwrkr Wrote: Feb 01, 2013 11:57 AM
Note to Congress: As bad as is the economy, jobs market (and getting worse), our fiscal mess, make sure to focus your activities on things that are much more important. Namely; immigration policy, gun control, etc. OK?
clarityseeker2 Wrote: Feb 01, 2013 12:15 PM
Thanks for writing to us. We really appreciate when the voter contributes productive and interesting solutions to the country's challenges. We are curious as to why you have not acknowledged our great strides in getting the republicans to cave on the very recent "economic cliff" issue?

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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