We have, of late, been pummeled with signs that the economy has turned a corner. Regardless, it might not feel that way. Just ask the millions of unemployed.

This Friday, we got a clearer sense of that joblessness picture, as the Labor Department released its nonfarm payroll data, showing that unemployment had tipped out at 10.2% for the month of October. In late October alone, Sun Microsystems ( JAVA), US Airways ( LCC) and American Airlines ( AMR) each announced big layoff plans.

See Our Photo Gallery : U.S. Layoffs Mounts

With that in mind, we turn to you: Now that the unemployment rate has topped 10%, how long do you think it will stay there? Take the poll below to see the consensus of TheStreet. And don't forget to leave a comment below to offer your take.

Now that the unemployment rate has topped 10%, how long do you think it will stay there?

1 month
2 months
3-6 months
6-12 months
12-24 months
more than 2 years

-- Written by Sung Moss in New York

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