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Today’s Quiz Answers: Unemployment

| By CBPP
Here are answers to today’s quiz on unemployment:
  1. There are ___ fewer jobs in the economy than there were when the recession began in December 2007.ANSWER: c. 8 million
  2. Over ___ percent of the unemployed, ___ million people, have been looking for work for 27 weeks or longer.ANSWER: d. 42, 6.2
  3. True/False: The TANF Emergency Fund has helped create jobs in the public sector but not the private sector.ANSWER: False
  4. True/False In August, job gains in the private sector offset a decline in government jobs.ANSWER: False
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