Unemployment

And 2009 ends with a third straight month of double-digit unemployment, the Bureau of Labor Statistics announced today.  The official unemployment rate is 10.0%, same as November; the more comprehensive “U-6” rate of unemployment, underemployment, and discouraged job-seeking is 17.3%.

Will add more later.  Meanwhile, The Replacements pretty much said it all about the job market back in 1981:

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2 Responses to “Unemployment”

  1. democommie Says:

    I don’t need a goddamned job. I need a goddamned weekly check, charity is just fine. Will grovel for pay.

  2. kingbiscuitpants Says:

    Many unemployment websites and phone lines are being painfully overwhelmed and here in florida it’s particularly bad.
    I actually logged how much time it took me to singn up for unemployment, after their website screwed up my registration & delyaying my benifits by a week.

    http://kingbiscuitpants.wordpress.com/2010/04/13/currently-on-hold-with-unemployment/

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