John Nichols, Nation correspondent, highlights the startling figures of today’s unemployment crisis in a special segment for GRITtv. Right now, we have the highest official unemployment rate since 1980, the longest period of job losses in more than seventy years, and the highest unofficial unemployment since the Great Depression. Without question, Nichols argues, this is the most daunting challenge facing our nation today, and we’re going to have to work on a lot more strategies to alleviate it–starting with something that doesn’t resemble the stimulus, whose result was only to benefit the richest.

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