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2.7%  Q1 GDP    4.57%  avg. 30-year mortgage     9.5%  Unemployment

Join me at 1 p.m. Thursday for your questions on jobs

Join me at 1 p.m. Thursday for a live chat where I'll field your questions on unemployment, the biggest issue facing the economy right now.

The White House is hosting a jobs summit all day Thursday and has invited numerous chief executives to try to come up with ways to bring down the nation's unemployment rate of 10.2 percent.

To submit questions and chat with me, click here.

You can start submitting questions right now.

The job summit comes one day before the government releases the November unemployment figure. Many forecasters expect it to stay at 10.2 percent, which the administration and lawmakers would surely view as a victory. The higher it creeps before peaking, the hotter the flame turns up underneath elected officials.

If you like, here are some pieces I wrote following the release of the October unemployment number, in which I unpack the data and examine various aspects of an American unemployment situation that's at its worst since the 1982 recession.

-- Click here to read the piece I wrote about America's truer unemployment rate: a record-high 17.5 percent.

-- Click here to read that America's unemployment rate is now beating Europe's.

-- Click here to read about the all-time high unemployment for U.S. teens: 27.6 percent.

Join me Thursday at 1 p.m.

-- Frank Ahrens
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By Frank Ahrens  |  December 2, 2009; 2:35 PM ET
Categories:  The Ticker  | Tags: Obama, unemployment  
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