06/11/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Christina Romer Sees Unemployment Rising Until 2010

President Obama's chief economics forecaster said on Sunday that the nation's unemployment rate was likely to keep rising until 2010, even if the economy begins growing later this year.

Speaking on C-SPAN, Christina Romer, chairwoman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers, said that she expected the economy to begin growing in the fourth quarter of this year. Ben S. Bernanke, the Federal Reserve chairman, made a similar prediction last week.

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