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Even worse than we thought: Anemic GDP growth explains increase in unemployment rate

“Today’s report on gross domestic product indicates that the U.S. economy has grown at a disastrously slow 0.9% rate for the entire first half of 2011. This anemic growth is why the unemployment rate stopped falling and actually began rising during these same six months. Worse, Washington’s rush to fiscal austerity will make the problems of slow growth and joblessness even worse.”

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