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On the ground, a painful and worsening recession

Without a strong recovery package, 35% of all U.S. workers could be unemployed or underemployed at some point in 2010, according to a new EPI report by Lawrence Mishel and Heidi Shierholz. The prognosis for blacks and Hispanics is especially dire. The Obama team supports public spending to create millions of jobs. EPI also offers a plan for long-term recovery.