February 21, 2012

DOWN TO THE WIRE:

Gallup survey shows 'sharp deterioration in job market' in Feburary (Justin Sink, 02/21/12, The Hill)

Unemployment could rise back to 9 percent of the U.S. population in Feburary, according to a Gallup survey released Tuesday, painting a grim picture for the Obama administration, which had been temporarily buoyed by promising jobs figures at the end of January. 

Gallup's mid-month reading, which traditionally previews the government report issued at the end of the month, shows a rise of seven-tenths of a percentage from the 8.3 percent unemployment rate at the end of January. That would be the worst unemployment figure since September of last year.

Posted by at February 21, 2012 7:50 PM
  

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