Four Years Later: Did Obama Make the Grade?

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  • National Debt
  • Student Debt
  • Unemployment
  • Iraq
  • Afghanistan
  • Wall Street Reform
  • Home Foreclosures
  • Gay Rights
  • Health Care Reform
  • Immigration
  • Then and Now

Unemployment

Black unemployment is currently 14 percent. The unemployment rate at the end of 2008 was 12.1 percent, significantly higher than the 9.1 percent rate in January of that year. The national unemployment rate at the end of 2012 was 7.8 percent.

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