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The Worst Economy in 83 Years – CNBC

By Jeff Cox

Two months from now, revised government estimates are likely to show that the economy is even bigger than the currently stated $15 trillion. And while the numbers may make some blink or gasp, the mere size of gross domestic product won’t hide the reality that in terms of actual growth, this is also the worst economy in 83 years.

GDP growth is in the midst of its longest sub-3 percent annual growth rate since 1929, the beginning of the Great Depression, according to Bespoke Investment Group. The economy hasn’t topped 3 percent since 2005—before Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke took over—and is unlikely to do so this year.

…Nowhere is that more apparent than in employment. Though employment has risen by 1.3 million over the past year, unemployment that counts the discouraged and underemployed, as well as the jobless (often called the “real” unemployment rate) has remained stubbornly high, at 13.8 percent of the workforce, according to the most recent count.

Read the Rest @ ‘Real’ Jobless Rate Still Above 10% In Most States.

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