last quarter 2009.
Center for Labor and Market Studies NE University
bottom 10 percent 30.8% unemployment ("more than 5 percentage points higher than overall jobless rate at height of the Great Depression")
next 10 percent from bottom 19.1 percent
Compared to highest 10% with unemployment of 3.2%
Bob Herbert, The Worst of the Pain, NYT, Oped, February 9, 2010, A23.