October 2nd, 2009
09:00 AM ET
12 years ago

Unemployment rate goes up to 9.8 percent

WASHINGTON (CNN) - The nation's unemployment rate rose to 9.8 percent in September, up from 9.7 percent in August, the Labor Department said Friday.

The September unemployment rate is the highest in the United States since July 1983, when the unemployment rate was 10.1 percent.


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soundoff (76 Responses)
  1. demmie_in_oh

    whew, good thing we passed the stimulus package......

    October 2, 2009 10:54 am at 10:54 am |
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