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Mixed Reaction To New Jobs Report

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By Asma Khalid

The economy grew by 162,000 jobs in March; that’s the best jobs report in three years.

Nate Bassett is from western Michigan, a region hit particularly hard by unemployment. Bassett says job prospects for his wife look glum.

"My wife is working toward a teaching degree," he says, "and I know there’s hardly any jobs anywhere in the Midwest."

Robin Goldberg is a local Maryland resident. She says the government should put people to work on specific public projects.

"There’s so many things that need doing in this country, in this city specifically, that they could put people to work for and stop spending money frivolously," she says.

One idea that quickly comes to her mind: recruiting more people to fix the potholes after this winter's storms.


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