White House advisers see little drop in unemployment this year

02/12/2010 | NYTimes.com

Unemployment in the U.S. will remain at more than 6% until 2015, with likely little or no improvement this year, the White House Council of Economic Advisers said in its annual report to the president. Every month this year, the country will add about 95,000 jobs, but that will barely be enough to maintain the unemployment rate as workers enter the job market because of normal population growth, according to the report. The economic advisers projected a 10% jobless rate for 2010, falling to 9.2% in 2011.

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