The 1,015 people interviewed for the CNN poll hadn't even seen Thursday's unemployment report, which indicated that initial jobless claims had surpassed 400,000 for the ninth straight week.
The good news is, well, we can take a breather until the next poll.
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Exploring the Great Depression Through a New Lens
The Library of Congress recently released over 1,600 color photos of the Great Depression. The pictures, which were taken during the final years of the Depression, offer a fresh perspective on one of the darkest periods in American history.
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