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Dec. 5, 2008: The U.S. Department of Labor reports employers slashed 533,000 jobs the month before—the most in 34 years—as the Great Recession surged. The unemployment rolls had risen for seven months before that and were to continue to soar for another 10 months before topping 10 percent and beginning to level off late the following year.

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'Too Damn High': Why We Spend So Much on Health Care
Posted On: Mar 14, 2014
March 14, 2014 | HEALTHCARE | We spend a lot of money on health care in the United States. In fact, Americans pay far more for health care per person than any of the other 33 OECD countries – $2,800 higher than the next closest country and two-and-a-half times the OECD average. [Note: OECD is the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.] Is this investment paying off? Not really. Despite the billions we funnel into our health care system, the United States lags many other major countries on key health outcomes. Continue reading at aflcio.org.
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