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March Unemployment Report: Everything You Need To Know About The Latest Jobs Figures

Huffington Post     First Posted: 06/02/10 06:12 AM ET   Updated: 05/25/11 05:00 PM ET

Though the U.S. economy showed the biggest monthly increase in jobs in three years, the national unemployment rate held steady at 9.7 percent, according to the government's latest jobs report.

And while there is certainly some cause for celebration -- adding jobs is always a good thing, of course -- we decided to take a bit deeper dive into the latest jobs figures.

Here's a different look at the broad unemployment numbers, including some reasons why we shouldn't get too excited about the latest data.


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As of April, there were 6.7 million Americans who had been unemployed for over 27 weeks, per the BLS. That's 45.9 percent of the jobless in the U.S.
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