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Obama's rose-colored glasses: The 'good news' from jobs report

President Barack Obama on Friday emphasized the "good news" in the otherwise dreary April 2012 jobs figures: a drop in the national unemployment rate from 8.2 percent to 8.1 percent. "The unemployment rate ticked down again," the president said in a speech to a raucous and friendly crowd of students at Washington-Lee High School in [...]
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Politics / US Politics : Hardball Blog (3 years ago)

Jobs Report Friday: The economy added 120,000 jobs last month -- fewer than economists predicted. The good news is that the unemployment rate ticked down to 8.2%. We'll dig into what it all means for President Obama and Mitt Romney ... Read Post

Jobs Report: How Good Is the News for Obama?

Politics / US Politics : Washington Wire (3 years ago)

Friday?s monthly unemployment report showing an unexpectedly large gain in new jobs and a drop in the unemployment rate to 8.3% from 8.5% is welcome news for President Barack Obama, but there could be problems ahead. Read Post

MITT ROMNEY: The Jobs Report Is A 'Hammer Blow To Struggling Middle-Class Families'

Politics : Business Insider: Politix (3 years ago)

Presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney hit President Barack Obama this morning off the July jobs report, in which the unemployment rate rose slightly to 8.3 percent. He called the report a "hammer blow" to middle-class families.... Read Post


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