The numbers from your link that amazed me:
I found that highly unexpected.10.1 percent: The unemployment rate for men over age 20.
7.6 percent: The unemployment rate for women over age 20.
Yea, the recession's been much harder on men than women, apparently. It is unusual.
Also agree on the article being about returning to around 5% level. The title does make it sound worse than it is. Then again, it's just a projection, too. Hopefully it's overly pessimistic.