Washington Post: Missing From Recovery – Jobs

The likelihood of severe unemployment extending into 2010  …  Despite signs that the recession gripping the nation’s economy may be easing, the unemployment rate is projected to continue rising for another year before topping out in double digits, a prospect that threatens to slow growth, increase poverty and further complicate the Obama administration’s message of optimism about the economic outlook.

Folks paying attention know that last week’s “dip” in unemployment numbers was the result of a sizable number of the unemployed having exhausted their unemployment benefits, rather than a turnaround in the Cheney recession.