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Old 11-06-2012, 02:56 PM   #174
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Originally Posted by Miss I. View Post
Um 23 million? where might I ask did you get that number?

I looked up 5 different sources and they all indicated around 12 million unemployed. Not that I think that's great, but you doubled the unemployed number.

however, I will say that unemployment spiked very high under Obama. He inherited a 7.8% unemployment rate and it spiked that year at about 10% in October. It has declined ever since and this last month it's back at around 7.9%.

http://www.tradingeconomics.com/unit...mployment-rate
http://www.bls.gov/news.release/empsit.nr0.htm
http://data.bls.gov/timeseries/LNS14000000

Real unemployment is around 15%. Our illustrious government does not count the people who have run out of unemployment benefits and no longer looking for work.

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