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Stubborn joblessness

The U.S. unemployment rate has roughly doubled since the recession began in late 2007 and has hovered around 10 percent for more than a year.

The U.S. unemployment rate has roughly doubled since the recession began in late 2007 and has hovered around 10 percent for more than a year.

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Jobless rate undercuts signs of recovery, rises to 9.8 percent
Article | The unemployment rate jumped to 9.8 percent as hiring slowed in November, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday, again indicating that the economic recovery is wobbly.
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