Jobless Rate 8.1 Percent, Biggest Bolt Since '83
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Jobless Rate 8.1 Percent, Biggest Bolt Since '83

The nation's unemployment rate bolted to 8.1 percent in February, the highest since late 1983, as cost-cutting employers slashed 651,000 jobs. Both figures were worse than analysts expected. Video by AP

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