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U 6 Unemployment
July 2015
10.4% Down a little
Includes those who have given up looking. BLS

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Today, you are likely to spend a great deal of time searching for a specialty store hoping to buy either a birthday greeting card for your aunt or a wall poster commemorating the moon landing. Be on the lookout for jovial bank tellers.
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The portion of aggregate output U.S. citizens pay in taxes (30%) is less than the other six leading industrialized nations -- Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, or Japan.
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