Arbeidsledigheten i USA stagnerer rundt 9,1% idag, med skuffende tall fra den private sektor. Også andelen sysselsatte i forhold til befolkningen har stagnert. Dette er dårlige nyheter for alle. Fra Bureau of Labor:
Nonfarm payroll employment changed little (+54,000) in May, and the unemployment rate was essentially unchanged at 9.1 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Job gains continued in professional and business services, health care, and mining. Employment levels in other major private-sector industries were little changed, and local government employment continued to decline.
The change in total nonfarm payroll employment for March was revised from +221,000 to +194,000, and the change for April was revised from +244,000 to +232,000.
Slik som det politiske miljøet er i Washington nå, er faktisk mannen som har størst innflytelse i øyeblikket sentralbanksjef Ben Bernanke.