DC Decoder Long-term unemployment falling: How much credit for Obama? (+video)

The number of long-term unemployed has fallen by 900,000 since December, the White House says. Many economists say President Obama’s efforts at fiscal stimulus have helped.

By , Staff writer

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Just in time for election season, the Obama administration is touting progress in bringing down the number of people who are counted as long-term unemployed – jobless for half a year or more.