Phew: On May 8, the government revealed the results of the `stress tests' and we learned that the nation's biggest banks were in okay
shape to handle "adverse" scenarios -- like, say, 8.9% unemployment. Thank heavens for that, because just one day later the Labor Department reported that the unemployment rate hit --
you guessed it -- 8.9%.
Nearly two months later we're at 9.4%...and counting. By David Ellis, CNNMoney.com staff writerNEXT: British Airways to staff: Wanna work for free?