Unemployment Rate Now Over 10 Percent

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25 Responses to “Unemployment Rate Now Over 10 Percent”


  1. 1 Cole Norton November 8, 2009 at 6:32 PM

    It is hard to believe that the unemployment rate has gone up even more, and at such a high rate. 15.7 million unemployed people is a very shocking number to me considering Obama’s stimulus plan was supposed to bring unemployment down, not raise it. With this latest trend of unemployment, it is hard to see it getting any better for a while, and I feel the rates will continue to rise until we are forced to make changes, and I hope Obama starts focusing on domestic issues such as our economy and how to actually fix it, rather than just talking about it. Actions speak louder than words, and since coming into office, all Obama has done is talk, and all this has done is created more job loss, I hope he starts holding true to all those “promises” soon, or I fear future unemployment rates will fly off the charts.

  2. 2 Remy Smith-Lewis November 10, 2009 at 7:32 PM

    I do not get why it is going up, something needs to happen asap, we are too rich of a county to have this keep happing. i think we need to find out what is the real problem and fix it.

  3. 3 Maria Rogan November 11, 2009 at 1:35 PM

    Just when we thought things couldn’t get any worse..they did. I think it is so crazy that the unemployment rates have gone up more. It is really sad to think that so many people are losing their jobs. 15.7 million unemployed people is a lot. This article makes me wonder if the rates will ever get better. The country needs to find a way to recover or we all will be suffering for a long time.

  4. 4 Evan Schlinkert November 11, 2009 at 6:23 PM

    I agree with Cole Norton when he says “I hope Obama starts focusing on domestic issues such as our economy and how to actually fix it, rather than just talking about it. Actions speak louder than words, and since coming into office, all Obama has done is talk, and all this has done is created more job loss.” the fact is people look at Obama and thing we have changed, but the only thing that has changed is the unemployment rates, and they haven’t changed for the better.

  5. 5 Alanna Heaney November 11, 2009 at 9:27 PM

    this is scarey. since it is hitting construction that effects my dad because he is a construction worker for webcor and i always talk to him about work. he always says its hard to find some jobs as a construction worker since the recession happened because no one is building anything new. its good because he is working on a place in oakland so there are jobs out there right now but what is going to happen when there isnt? so many more people are going to lose job. 15.7 million is alot so lets hope it goes down

  6. 6 Kaleen Scott November 11, 2009 at 10:09 PM

    I don’t understand why the unemployment rate keeps jumping when the economy is suppose to be getting better. I am very thankful to currently hold a job that is relevant to my major, but am sympathetic towards those who once had a good job and now cannot find any work. All we can do is hope that things will change in a positive way.

  7. 7 Jennifer Tarbell November 15, 2009 at 3:21 AM

    we all loved hearing what obama had to say and now were feeling a little misguided and let down. the plan to magically fix everything sounds great now we must see in put into action because the umeployment rates are out of control and there isnt a real reason for it. there is still building to be built, items to be soled and numbers to be crunched. so unless we dont see a Change, I think we better start praying for Bill Clinto to run fro president again and get this economy back into shape

  8. 8 yvonne November 15, 2009 at 10:00 PM

    Come on people are we going to put this off on Obama? Remember it was Bush who had the country all messed up to begin with. Are you thinking that any man could have stepped in and cleaned up all this mess with a blink of an eye? No sirry. We need to get together as a country and help build it back up from where we had all been dragged down to. Things are going to get worse before they get better. This a humbling experience for all of us. Let’s all help one another out until we can get back on our feet again.

  9. 9 Mike Beretta November 17, 2009 at 12:06 PM

    A little while back there was a blog about California’s unemployment rate declining. I didn’t believe it then and it seems like the news just feeds some information to try and boost morale. NUMMI is closing it’s doors and I don’t know how many people will be affected by that. There are jobs out there, but not everyone is trained or capable of doing every job. I agree that more focus should be placed on domestic issues in this country. I’m not blaming anyone and realize that no one can turn around the country immediately. There have to be people in our government who are working on this disaster, but we don’t get clear cut answers as to what is being done. Complaining doesn’t solve the problem and I think we need to offer training and education to those who don’t have it so they can get jobs. This should be the focus and not spending billions of dollars overseas.

  10. 10 Samantha Vavricka November 18, 2009 at 2:39 PM

    Even though the government is saying the economy is bouncing back, I don’t think it has hit the workplace yet. I also think since they’ve extended the period for which you can file for unemployment, people are choosing to stay on unemployment instead of looking for a job they might not want.

  11. 11 Ben Petersen November 19, 2009 at 8:30 AM

    It seems that this issue keeps getting worse and worse. Just a couple weeks ago, there was an article about how unemployment was decreasing. Now its at its highest since 1983? What is going on? For unemployment to be at 10.2 percent is unreasonable. This is over 1 in 10 people being jobless. Now is the time to make changes, whether it be personal or managerial, before this becomes a problem that we cannot fix.

  12. 12 Ciara Pedroncelli November 26, 2009 at 12:56 PM

    I keep coming back to the conclusion that the American people are too impatient. Yes, this is a horrible time I do not deny that but we cannot just expect everything to be fixed immediately. Obama came in with lots of promises but all presidential candidates do. Plus, why place all the blame on him that things are not perfect already. It took Bush eight years to completely mess up the country. Fixing something is a lot harder than destroying something. The economy and the country are going to need lots of time before everything is better and back to normal. For right now we just have to trust that Obama is doing what he can. He is obviously getting this passed to improve the economy but he is not God. He cannot just snap his fingers and make everything perfect. Finally, I do agree that we need to use more of our money towards domestic needs and not foreign needs. We should fix us before we help everybody else.

  13. 13 Nubia Cazares November 29, 2009 at 12:42 AM

    This is absolutely horrible. There has never been such a high unemployment rate since 1983 and its sad how far we have come but yet how we have not really progressed. I really think that greed has had much to do with this. We have lost the true meaning of helping others and because of that there are more and more loosing their jobs and more families becoming homeless.
    So can we really say that we have grown as a society when there are so many people unemployed? Although the government claims it is helping the unemployed I think that there should be more jobs, there are people who really want to work but are not able to get any jobs. As long as the unemployment rate continues to rise the economy will not get any better.

  14. 14 Jacqueline Guerrero December 2, 2009 at 8:10 PM

    I’ve said it before and i’ll say it again…the economy is not going to fix itself overnight. It is going to fluctuate between bad and good until it becomes stable. As for the media telling us that things are getting better, I never believe it. The American people are just going to have to stay strong and be patient. I understand that it is difficult for people to find jobs these days but in order to keep the economy going they got to keep searching.

  15. 15 Francine Zumbo December 5, 2009 at 4:40 PM

    Like many people have said we need to be patient. I agree our economy will not fix itself and it will not happen over night. I do not feel we are going to see results for a while.

  16. 16 Justin Castro December 5, 2009 at 11:18 PM

    It’s terrible to see the unemployment rate so high but i don’t think its fair that Obama is being blamed for all of this. He’s still in his first year of office and it’s impossible to dig the U.S out of the hole that Bush put us in over the past 8 years so quickly. A problem of this magnitude will not be fixed over night so the American people need to cool their jets and be patient.

  17. 17 Lukas Bradvica December 6, 2009 at 11:34 PM

    I agree with Justin on this. It’s unfair to blame Obama so early into his presidency. Bush did dig America in this hole over his 8 year presidency. Obama however needs to take this problem and create a solution whether it be short term or long term.

  18. 18 Chris Griffiths December 7, 2009 at 1:44 PM

    I must say that we should not blame the president or past presidents for the mess that we are in, they do not write or vote on laws. The people that we should look towards when there is a great deal of hardship in our country or states is our legislators and congress people. They are the ones that write the budgets and dole out the money and they are the ones that cause deficits.

  19. 19 wallacej December 8, 2009 at 4:50 PM

    I cant believe that the unemployment rate is going up. Its terrible to see so many people become unemployed and losing their jobs. I hope that when our generation gets to the workforce we wont have this problem but who knows.

  20. 20 Britany Linton December 8, 2009 at 5:45 PM

    Finally a real article. All these articles are the media trying to hide the truth and how bad the economy really is. The unemployment rate is continuing to go up and its very unfortuate that so many people are out of work. Hopefullly when we all graduate from college we will be able to find jobs and there will be more of a need for us in the work force. Graduating into a recession is not going to be fun.

  21. 21 Stephen Cassinelli December 8, 2009 at 7:39 PM

    This does not look very good for the economy and the thousands of people who are unemployed these days. Even though it looks like things might slowly be getting better, this continuously high unemployment rate is bad. I feel that it is not going to continue to rise until something gets fixed, but maybe we might be fortunate enough to see the rising number slow down. I feel that more jobs should be created to help this jump start to a better economy.

  22. 22 Jamie B December 8, 2009 at 9:06 PM

    It is never good news when unemployment shoots up, its horriblle and it negatively affects millions of families across the united states. We all have been told to be paitent and that change will come and obamma has not yet satisifed all of his voters. Its safe to say that everyone is expecting the change to come as soon as possible because too many of our citezens are suffering

  23. 23 Kyle Ray December 9, 2009 at 12:09 AM

    The highest since April 1983? Thats a pretty depressing fact… Do they mean 190,000 jobs lost in just one month? That seems pretty astounding to me. I suppose things have to get worse before they can get better.

  24. 24 Taylor Smith December 11, 2009 at 4:45 PM

    all i hear is that there is that the unemployment problem will fixed soon, but the lack is the actions of this. The government seems as if they are only able to talk about this issue and look at the numbers, but not actually do what they say they will done.

  25. 25 Heinrick Devera December 12, 2009 at 9:25 AM

    Unemployment is a word that can really draw attention nowadays. Looking at these numbers, I can see why that is. An increase of 0.4 percent might not seem like too much, but when you look at the number of people in millions that’s enough to convince anybody. Right now, it looks like the numbers are improving a little bit. Hopefully the unemployment rate will start to decrease over time, maybe even soon if we’re lucky.


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