Put the verb into its correct tense:

In January 2008, the unemployment rate in the United States around five percent. But by the end of the year it to 7.3 percent. Just one year later, it again to almost 10 percent. 



Replace the blank with a suitable preposition:

Many Americans make promises, or resolutions, the beginning the new year. Her New Year’s resolution is to find work. “I hope that things turn in 2014 and I find a job. But I’m pretty much hopeless, despair, discouraged, ashamed.” Lawmakers have extended unemployment payments legislation 11 times. President Obama says Congress must do so again. “I think we’re a better country than that. We don’t abandon each other when times are tough.” This week, the United States Senate has been debating such a proposal. But experts say it could be difficult to pass. Support extended unemployment benefits has weakened as the economy has improved. But even recent employment gains, the number Americans jobs more than 27 months is the highest it has ever been. These people represent 40 percent the total unemployed in America.






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