Jobless ranks to swell in 2013

By Staff | January 22, 2013 | Last updated on January 22, 2013
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The New York Times reports over 197 million people are out of work worldwide, and close to 40 million more have thrown in the towel and stopped looking for work altogether.

The International Labor Organization is predicting another 5.1 million will become jobless this year.

“High unemployment rates in the developed world — 7.8% in the United States, 11.8% in the eurozone — weigh on demand and hold back economic growth. Global gross domestic product will probably expand about 3.6% this year, the International Monetary Fund said in October, below its previous forecast,” the report says.

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