Need to Know: Economy

The Glum and the Restless

Nearly one in five recent grads is out of work. Could that hurt Obama's reelection bid?

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - MAY 28:  Recent graduate Divya Konuru (2nd-R) waits in line to speak to a recruiter at the New Jersey Collegiate Career Day hosted by Rutgers University on May 28, 2009 in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Over 150 employers attended the fair aimed at experienced and entry level candidates. Washington announced today that the number of people receiving unemployment benefits increased for the 17th straight week to 6.78 million the largest total since 1967.  (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
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