Summary Box: Unemployment jumps to 10.2 percent

AP News
Posted: Nov 06, 2009 3:27 PM

JOBLESSNESS JUMPS: The unemployment rate rose to 10.2 percent in October _ a 26-year high _ as employers continued to cut jobs.

ROCKY RECOVERY: The economy grew in the third quarter, but with 15.7 million Americans unable to find work the recovery remains fragile.

HOW HIGH?: The unemployment rate is forecast to keep rising, perhaps above 10.5 percent. Some economists say a return to pre-recession employment levels could take five years.