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IPFS News Link • Economy - Economics USA

54 Percent of Households Feel Pain of Unemployment, Up From 39% Last Year

A majority now says that someone in their household has been without a job or looking for work (54%); just 39% said this in February 2009. Only a quarter reports receiving a pay raise or a better job in the past year (24%), while almost an equal number say they have been laid off or lost a job (21%).