A lots been going on in the news this month, here are some of the highlights (and lowlights).

The New York Times reprinted an old column with a frank look at the history of the unemployment rate, where it came from, how it works, and what it’s flaws are.

Business Week examines unemployment rates across the US and thoughts from Federal Reserve bank President Thomas Hoenig on unemployment and the Fed’s loan rates.

Alison Doyle takes a brief look at the proposed unemployment extension that’s sitting in Congress.

And David Garrison of the Chillicothe Gazetteer has a unique suggestion for creating new jobs.

That’s all for today, see you tomorrow!