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Monday, January 10, 2011

Real Unemployment in U.S. Above 19%

Gallup's continuous measurement of the U.S. unemployment rate shows it at 9.7% for the 30-day average ending Jan. 8, 2011. This is only 0.6% below the rate registered on this same date a year ago and reflects how hard it is to make progress when trying to reduce the unemployment rate.



However, Gallup's underemployment -- real unemployment -- including those unemployed and those employed part-time but looking for full-time work, remains at 19.2% for the 30-days ending Jan. 8, 2011. This is down 0.4% from the same day in January 2010 and suggests nearly one in five Americans need a full-time job as 2011 begins -- just as they did a year ago.


Gallup's job data for early January 2011 suggest jobs remain the top national priority of the new year.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...
January 12, 2011 at 5:13 PM  

Doin' good w/ keeping up your new year's resolution so far. It's shocking to me that it is 1 in 5 Americans who are unemployed yet we still invest in workers abroad.

Anonymous said...
March 31, 2011 at 9:29 AM  

Unemployment will remain this way as long as allow corporations to produce overseas thanks to Free Trade Mr. Clinton.

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