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Subject:  Re: Here's your Change! Date:  10/7/2012  8:57 PM
Author:  CCinOC Number:  647609 of 876362

Why Obama's Campaign is Falling Apart

Paul Solman, the business and economics editor for PBS’s “NewsHour,” believes that the long-term unemployed — those who have stopped looking for a year or more, but say they want a job, a figure reaching about 7 million — should be included in the public definition of unemployed, as should the “discouraged workers,” those looking for work sometime in the past year but have stopped looking for work.

Throw in those working part-time who want full-time work and cannot find it, and our calculation of America’s “unemployed” booms from 12.1 million to an ungodly 27 million.

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tgrmn, I'm sending your stats to the Romney campaign. He can use 'em as sound bites in the next debate. ;-)
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