Data Points: Unemployment

The unemployment rate has increased 1.4 percent in the past 12 months.

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  • 6.1%: Unemployment rate in September 2008
  • 9.5 million: Number of unemployed people in September 2008
  • 2.2 million: Increase in number of unemployed people in the past 12 months
  • 1.4%: Increase in unemployment rate in the past 12 months

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics