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US Jobless Rate High, but Election Effect Uncertain

Posted August 3rd, 2012 at 8:50 am (UTC-5)
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The U.S. unemployment rate has now been above the unusually high level of 8 percent since the first full month of President Barack Obama’s White House tenure. But whether that imperils his bid for re-election is far from clear. In an oft-cited U.S. political fact, no incumbent president has won re-election since World War Two […]

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August Unemployment Rate Expected to Remain Steady

Posted September 2nd, 2011 at 7:30 am (UTC-5)
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Analysts believe the U.S. unemployment rate will remain stuck at 9.1 percent when the government releases its monthly jobs report Friday. Most economists predict the figures will show at least 90,000 jobs were added to the anemic U.S. economy last month. If the forecasts hold true, it would be well below the 250,000 jobs that […]

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US Jobs Rate Likely to Show Drop in Hiring

Posted June 3rd, 2011 at 7:35 am (UTC-5)
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Economists are predicting the U.S. Labor Department will issue a report Friday showing anemic job growth during May. The forecasts vary on how many Americans were hired last month, with many economists settling on just over 160,000 jobs created – a sharp decline from the 244,000 increase reported in April. The U.S. unemployment rate will […]

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