In January 2008, the unemployment rate in the United States
around five percent. But by the end of the year it
to 7.3 percent. Just one year later, it
again to almost 10 percent.
Replace the blank with a suitable preposition:
Many Americans make promises, or resolutions,
the new year. Her New Year’s resolution is to find work. “I hope that things turn
in 2014 and I find a job. But I’m pretty much hopeless,
despair, discouraged, ashamed.” Lawmakers have extended unemployment payments legislation 11 times. President Obama says Congress must do so again. “I think we’re a better country than that. We don’t abandon each other when times are tough.” This week, the United States Senate has been debating such a proposal. But experts say it could be difficult to pass. Support
extended unemployment benefits has weakened as the economy has improved. But even
recent employment gains, the number
more than 27 months is the highest it has ever been. These people represent
the total unemployed in America.