According to a Feb. 12, 2010, article in The New York Times, "The Obama administration projected Thursday that the unemployment rate would fall this year by only a little, if at all, and would remain well over 6 percent until 2015."
Unemployment is still big news, no matter what part of the country you live in. If you are not affected by it, you surely know someone who is. A Gallup Poll published the same day cites unemployment as the No. 1 problem of concern to Americans, with 31 percent of people mentioning it above all other domestic problems -- the highest percentage since 1983.