Here is video of Ben Stein on MSNBC talking to David Shuster about the U.S. Economy in light of the latest Unemployment numbers out today. The Unemployment Rate fell to 9.7%, but the Real Unemployment Rate (including people who have stopped looking for work) stands at 16.5%.
Stein said he believes there is a recovery taking place, but it is a recovery of "profits" and not "jobs." Stein said if you are unemployed, "these are grim times" indeed. He said it now takes an average of 8 months for an unemployed person to find work.