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Unemployed in 1982 faced different circumstances

November 10, 2009 | 12:01 a.m. CST
Unidentified unemployed auto and steel workers picket in front of the White House in Washington, Aug. 4, 1982. Compared with 1982, Americans have more than triple the amount of debt in 2009 and less than half the savings. Their unemployment spells last 10 weeks longer, on average.

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