Politics

Graphic: The unemployment rate, throughout the years

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Annual unemployment rate 1977-2011
Monthly rate Seasonally adjusted
Highest since Reagan

The past 43 months is the longest prolonged period that the rate has been above that mark since the 27 months recorded during President Ronald Reagan’s first term started in Jan. 1981.
Source: U.S. Department of Labor Miami Herald Staff / MCT
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