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.