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Nation’s economic picture gets even bleaker as employers eliminate most jobs since World War II

Published 01/10/2009, West Central Tribune

WASHINGTON — A staggering 2.6 million jobs disappeared in 2008, the most since World War II, and the pain is only getting worse with 11 million Americans out of work and searching. Unemployment hit a 16-year high of 7.2 percent in December and could be headed for 10 percent or even higher by year’s end.

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