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Malpass Says Unemployment Rate in U.S. Will Remain Above 9%

Dec. 20 (Bloomberg) -- Economist David Malpass, president and founder of research firm Encima Global in New York, said the U.S. unemployment rate will remain above 9 percent next year.

“We’re going to go through slow job growth in 2011,” Malpass, a one-time candidate for New York governor, said today in an interview on Bloomberg Radio’s “Bloomberg Surveillance” program with Tom Keene.

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To contact the reporters on this story: Vincent Del Giudice in Washington vdelgiudice@bloomberg.net; Thomas R. Keene in New York tkeene@bloomberg.net.

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Christopher Wellisz at cwellisz@bloomberg.net

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