The Leader Board
Jan 25 2012
Despite 8.5% Unemployment, Senator Schumer Thinks 'We Are In Great Shape'
Schumer: 'We Think We Are In Great Shape. We Are In Good Shape'
SEN. CHUCK SCHUMER (D-NY): "The Republican speaker last night, Mitch Daniels, talked about Americans must talk about the state of the union as grave. So, we think we are in great shape. We are in good shape." (Sen. Schumer, Press Conference, 1/25/12)
1,663,000 Jobs Lost January, 2009 – December, 2011
13.1 Million Americans Are Currently Unemployed (BLS Household Survey)
Unemployment Rate: 8.5% Now vs. 7.8% In January, 2009
Long-Term Unemployment Has More Than Doubled: December 2011: 5.6 Million Vs. January 2009: 2.7 Million. (BLS.gov, Accessed 1/24/12)
SENATE REPUBLICAN COMMUNICATIONS CENTER