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In fact, former President Bill Clinton said he thinks we are already in a recession – and that was before the latest U.S. unemployment numbers were released, painting an even gloomier picture.
By now most of you have heard about the awful numbers in the discouraging U.S. jobs report for May, where only 69,000 jobs were added – nowhere near the 150,000 expected.
But what's worse about the U.S. jobs report is the trend of long-term unemployment.
Even though the national unemployment rate has dropped from its October 2009 high of 10.1% to its current level of 8.2%, the long-term unemployment levels have not seen a similar drop.
Without improvement in these numbers, fears regarding another recession will become reality.
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Long-term unemployment, measured every six months, reached a peak of 46% of the unemployed population during May 2010.
That number has only fallen to 42.8%, or 5.4 million of the total unemployed, and has risen of late.