2012 vs. 2008 Economy

The last presidential election may seem as if it was just yesterday to many Americans, but it is a world away economically from the 2012 Presidential Election. In 2008 the economy was in a tailspin. Today, most economists say it is making a slow recovery -- too slow, the Obama and Romney campaigns agree. The unemployment rate in October 2008 was 6.8 percent, with about 10 million unemployed people. Today, the U.S. unemployment rate is 7.9 percent. While the labor market has improved better...Full Story
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