- Oct 8, 2010
It has been a rough few years for the economy, with the recession and increased unemployment rate of 9.6%. With around 95,000 jobs lost in September 2010 alone, this news is causing quite the commotion.

Though an unemployment rate of 9.6% may not affect Oprah or Lady Gaga, the unemployment rate is not unlikely to have hit home. These featured inexpensive purchases will help you through tough times. From penny jewelry to trash can couture, these frugal finds will make you and your wallet smile.

Sure to Come in Handy for the Increased Unemployment Rate of 9.6%: