A man looks at job listings at an employment center in Glendale, California in October. US unemployment has jumped to double digits in October for the first time since 1983 to 10.2%, data has showed, underscoring slow progress on curbing joblessness in an economy emerging from recession.(AFP/File/Robyn Beck)
Unemployment hit a 26 year high 10.2 as the U.S. Jobless report was announced today. Some relief came today as President Obama signed a bill to extend unemployment benefits for another 20 weeks. Nearly a million Americans are eligible for these benefits as they find themselves in the toughest job market in a generation.
Job seekers meet with potential employers during a job fair for military veterans in September 2009 in San Francisco, California. The US unemployment rate jumped to 10.2 percent in October as 190,000 jobs were shed, the government said Friday in data highlighting ongoing struggles of an economy emerging from recession.(AFP/Getty Images/File/Justin Sullivan)
U.S. President Barack Obama speaks about the economy in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, November 6, 2009.REUTERS/Larry Downing (UNITED STATES POLITICS)