The Future of American Jobs

November 2009
Trends Magazine;Nov2009, Issue 79, p19
The article offers information on the increase of unemployment in the U.S. in 2009. It states that unemployment rate in the U.S. has reached 9.5%, and the Federal Reserve Bank has cautioned that the rate is set to increase to 10% in the year ahead. According to a survey by Manpower, in May 2009, unemployment stood at over 9% with upwards of 14 million people out of work, yet there were still 3 million jobs unfilled and available.


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