If and when the country crosses that line, it will be the No. 1 news story for days, recent stock market gains could recede, and consumer confidence will fall. And whether or not the economic crisis is coming to an end, such a high unemployment level has the potential to undermine the hard-won confidence enjoyed by the Obama administration.Last Friday, it was reported that the unemployment rate for October (the 9th full month of the Obama presidency) was 10.2%, an increase of .4% from the month prior. So far, though, that rate has not changed much about the Obama agenda. Even after those numbers were released on Friday, the Obama push for massive health care reform on Saturday got renewed momentum after a health care bill was passed that night in the House of Representatives.
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