To put that number in the context of the pre-stimulus projections;
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A proper reading of the chart will tell you that unemployment now is worse then what the Obama administration predicted it would be if the stimulus was never passed.
"The unemployment rate rose from 9.8 to 10.2 percent in October, and nonfarm
payroll employment continued to decline (-190,000), the U.S. Bureau of Labor
Statistics reported today. The largest job losses over the month were in con-
struction, manufacturing, and retail trade."