What was the unemployment rate in America in 2009?

As of October, 2009 the unemployment rate in the US was 10.2%. See the Related Link below.
According to the Tribune Washington Bureau's reporter, Peter Nicholas on November 27, 2009 the US unemployment rate was 10.2 % and nearly 16 million people were unemployed.

According to the U. S. Department of Labor , the unemployment rate for Sept. 2009 was 9.8%. For a complete, recent history of unemployment rates, see the Related Link below.