In the last quarter of '09 the poorest 10% had a 30.8% jobless rate

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.

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