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Thursday, November 13, 2008

Employment - headed for depression numbers?

"Earlier today bleak economic reports came in: Jobs Contract 10th Straight Month;Unemployment Soars To 6.5%

By the end of the year, unemployment will likely be close to or even above 7%. Expect to see another two points minimum tacked on in 2009. In other words look for unemployment to hit 9% minimum and keep rising into 2010.

If the definition of an economic depression is 10% unemployment, we are very likely to get there. Note that alternative measures of unemployment hit 11.8% today and that is an official government number"

--- Mish Shedlock, 11.7.08

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