NPR’s “Planet Money” blog recently crunched the newest unemployment numbers, with less-than-encouraging results. The blog took into consideration America’s 15.1 million unemployed people (as of September), and the 2.4 million available jobs (as of the last day of August). The result: all of this computes to about six unemployed people for every available job. Despite some promising economic signs in recent months, unemployment rates stubbornly remain unchanged. This epidemic of joblessness continues to plague the U.S. economy and shows no sign of easing in the near future.
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