President Trump stops to talk to reporters as he walks to board Marine One and depart from the South Lawn at the White House on May 14. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) This is happy talk. The unemployment rate of is the highest since the Great Depression of the 1930s. The White House, Congress and the Federal Reserve have already authorized programs worth about to prevent a total economic collapse, says the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, a nonpartisan research and advocacy group. (Of the total, about has been disbursed, the group’s study estimates.) There’s talk of with a price tag measured in the trillions.