U.S. jobless rate climbs to 10.2 percent – Change we can believe in?

NOT ACCEPTABLE! With unemployment now hitting 10.2%, the Democrats in Congress have the nerve to push through healthcare bills as well as cap and trade bills, both which the people of the country do not want. How’s that hope & change thing working out for you now?



WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. employers cut a deeper-than-expected 190,000 jobs in October, government data showed on Friday, driving the unemployment rate to 10.2 percent, the highest in 26-1/2 years.

The Labor Department said the unemployment rate was the highest since April 1983. It revised job losses for August and September to show 91,000 fewer jobs lost than previously reported.

Analysts polled by Reuters had expected payrolls to drop by 175,000 and the jobless rate to edge up to 9.9 percent from 9.8 percent in September.

The labor market is being watched for signs whether the economic recovery that started in the third quarter can be sustained without government support. The economy grew at a 3.5 percent annualized rate in the July-September period, probably ending the most painful U.S. recession in 70 years.

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One response to “U.S. jobless rate climbs to 10.2 percent – Change we can believe in?

  1. Lauralee

    Actually, I believe the unemployment rate is much higher than 10.2%. That figure does not take into account people who are working a part-time job while looking for full-time work and those people who have simply given up looking for work.

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