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Fri, Sept. 20

Letter: Unemployment rate


John Beal's letter of Nov. 24 states that the unemployment is 10.96 percent, which is not true. If you go on the internet under government records, you will see unemployment at 5 percent. These records have been kept by our government this way for over 50 years.

If Mr. Beal's fuzzy math is correct, then when G.W. Bush left office, the unemployment was 7.2 percent. With his math when G.W. Bush would have had about a 16 percent unemployment rate. Anyway you do the math, President Obama's unemployment rate is a lot less now than when he took office. I rest my case.

Melvin Stauffer


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