Friday, November 6, 2009

Unemployment rate hits 10.2% vs. 9.9% expectation OCT 09

Nonfarm payrolls dropped by a seasonally adjusted 190,000 in October, bringing to total number of jobs lost in the recession to 7.3 million in the United States.
5.6 million had been out of work longer than six months, representing a record 35.6% of the unemployed.

The employment-population ratio fell from 58.8% to 58.5%.

Discouraged workers and those forced to work part-time, rose to 17.5%

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