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Unemployment rate under President Barack Obama

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Employers added just 69,000 jobs in May, about half of what was expected, and the unemployment rate ticked up to 8.2 percent, the government said Friday in an awful jobs report that offered incontrovertible evidence that the U.S. economy is slowing sharply.

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State and local jobs take a beating in 2011

by an Unemployed White Male on January 23, 2012

in Business & Economy,Recession

EW YORK (CNNMoney) — Nearly 250,000 state and local government employees lost their jobs in 2011, with the ax falling particularly hard on public school teachers.

And the bleeding is likely to continue in 2012, experts say.

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More tough times ahead? Gas prices may reach $5 in some places

January 19, 2012

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — The new year has greeted Americans with the highest January gas prices ever, and some analysts say prices could get close to $5 a gallon in some areas during the warm-weather driving season. The average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline in the United States on Monday was $3.39, [...]

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Is the surprising drop in the unemployment rate good for Comrade Obama?

December 5, 2011

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — The November jobs report contains some undeniably good news for President Obama, but the White House should keep the champagne on ice for now. http://money.cnn.com/2011/12/02/news/economy/unemployment_rate_obama_election/index.htm

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Jobless fighting untruths, long term unemployed getting screwed trying to find jobs

October 10, 2011

BY SAM HANANEL, Associated Press WASHINGTON — After two years on the unemployment rolls, Selena Forte thought she’d found a temporary job at a delivery company that matched her qualifications. But Forte, a 55-year-old from Cleveland, said a recruiter for an employment agency told her that she would not be considered for the job because [...]

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Lancaster County jobless rates rises again in August, fourth straight month, to 7.3 percent

September 27, 2011

Aren’t things supposed to get better during a recovery? The unemployment rate here rose for the fourth straight month in August, hitting 7.3 percent, the state said Monday. With the surge from July’s 6.9 percent, the jobless rate has bounced back to its December level, erasing months of progress. The July-to-August increase is the biggest [...]

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