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TDS Co-Editor William Galston: Watch Those Unemployment Numbers!

At the New Republic today, TDS Co-Editor William Galston draws attention to Obama administration projections that unemployment could well remain very high through the mid-term election cycle, and perhaps beyond it:

If OMB’s projections are correct, unemployment will average 9.8 percent during 2010 and will likely stand above 9 percent on the day of the mid-term election. After the health care debate ends, and whatever its outcome may be, the administration and congressional Democrats would be well advised to turn their attention back to the economy and ask themselves whether there is anything more to be done to jumpstart job creation.

Another stimulus package, anyone?

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