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Long-Term Unemployment Rises in October to 40.6%
CNS ^ | November 2, 2012 | Matt Cover

Posted on 11/02/2012 8:45:13 AM PDT by xzins

The long-term unemployment rate rose to 40.6 percent in October, up from September’s level of 40.1 percent of the total unemployed, according to a report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics Friday.

Long-term unemployment is unemployment lasting for 27 consecutive weeks or longer, according to BLS.

The government reported that just over 5 million people were unemployed for more than six months – 27 weeks – rising from September’s level of 4.8 million.

Long-term unemployment has remained elevated since the end of the recession in 2009. In January 2009, when President Obama took office, there were 2.7 million long-term unemployed Americans. By August of that year – after the recession had ended in June – that number had crossed the 5 million mark.

Long-term unemployment remained above 5 million people until September, when it fell to 4.8 million.

The long-term unemployment rate – the percentage of the unemployed that have been unemployed for 27 weeks or longer – has not been below 40 percent since December 2009, suggesting that while the overall unemployment rate has declined steadily, the economy is not creating enough jobs to bring back workers lost during the recession. Instead, the weak jobs growth is merely enough to keep up with the growth in population.


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: obamanomics; unemployment
The following says it all:

In January 2009, when President Obama took office, there were 2.7 million long-term unemployed Americans....The government reported that just over 5 million people were unemployed for more than six months – 27 weeks – rising from September’s level of 4.8 million. ..... the economy is not creating enough jobs to bring back workers lost during the recession.

1 posted on 11/02/2012 8:45:13 AM PDT by xzins
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To: xzins
The following says it all

You are correct!

Nothing else need be stated?

2 posted on 11/02/2012 9:44:08 AM PDT by MosesKnows
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To: xzins

A comment at the original article’s site:

TruthDetector

Biden was right when he said that Obama has BURIED the middle class over the past four years.

Obama voters are increasingly desperate as they see that Chris Matthews’s thigh orgasm-inducing, warmongering, dissembling, failed, racist, wee-weed up, narcissistic, America-hating, deficit-spending, business-taxing, job-killing, golf-vacationing, one-term-is-one-too-many, Alinsky socialist, effeminate, spineless, limp-wristed, pro-abortion, pro-sodomy, scandal-diverting, chooming, U.S.-border-patrol-agent-and-ambassador-killing, intelligence-briefing-skipping, middle-class-taxing, media-anointed, self-proclaimed Obamessiah is one and done.

http://cnsnews.com/news/article/long-term-unemployment-rises-october-406


3 posted on 11/02/2012 10:13:13 AM PDT by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: Jyotishi

Oh, you’re just trying to be polite to the White Hut Dumbass.


4 posted on 11/02/2012 12:48:53 PM PDT by cherokee1 (skip the names---just kick the buttz)
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