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Syria screens problems here
By Robert Reich

WHILE ALL EYES are on Syria and on America’s response, the real economy in which most Americans live is sputtering.

More than four years after the recession officially ended, 11.5 million Americans are unemployed, many of them for years. Nearly 4 million have given up looking for work altogether. If they were actively looking, today’s unemployment rate would be 9.5% instead of 7.3%.

The share of the population working or seeking a job is the lowest in 35 years.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013 3:23 PM

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