While economy expands slowly, high unemployment remains stubbornly high

  • Article by: JIM KUHNHENN , Associated Press
  • Updated: July 3, 2013 - 5:10 PM

WASHINGTON — Unemployment under President Barack Obama has remained high for the longest period since the Great Depression. Despite a slowly improving job market, the millions of Americans without jobs underscore weakness in the recovery, drag down consumer spending and still roil the nation's politics.

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