“It is all about a four—letter word: jobs, jobs, jobs, jobs. We are all about jobs.”
—Speaker Nancy Pelosi, May 5, 2010
9.6%: The unemployment rate for the month of September.
17: The number of consecutive months that unemployment has been above 9 percent.
14: The number of consecutive months that unemployment has been above 9.5 percent—the longest such span since the Great Depression.
95,000: The number of jobs lost in the month of September.
17.1%: The rate of underemployment in September. This accounts for the unemployed, those unable to find full-time work and those discouraged from looking for work.
14,767,000: The number of unemployed Americans looking for work in the month of September.
41,836,330: The number of Americans receiving food stamps.
7.9%: The level at which President Obama claimed unemployment would peak if the stimulus was passed.
2,622,000: The number of net jobs lost since the Democrats “stimulus” was signed into law.
33.3: The average number of weeks that job seekers have been unemployed.
9,472,000: The number of Americans who are working only part-time because they cannot find full time employment—the highest number ever.
2,548,000: The number of unemployed Americans who want work, but who have stopped looking because of the state of the economy.
6,123,000: The number of Americans unemployed and searching for work for more than 27 weeks.
1,187,000: The number of job seekers that are new entrants to the workforce and have yet to find a job.
26%: The unemployment rate among job seekers between the ages of 16 and 19.
16.1%: The unemployment rate among African Americans.
12.4%: The unemployment rate among Hispanics and Latinos.
707,000: The number of manufacturing jobs lost since the stimulus was signed into law.