Well, it’s official, the country is in a recession. The collapse of the housing market, the bailout of iconic banking and insurance institutions, and the implosion of the stock market have created a widespread loss of confidence in our country’s financial system. The crisis on Wall Street has spread to Main Street. The ripple effects now threaten to create the highest unemployment rates we have seen in decades. Employment specialists are now predicting an unemployment rate of 8.5 – 9.0 by the middle of 2009. This will not reflect the hundreds of thousands of people who have simply given up looking for work.
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