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Ahead of Labor Day, Economy Remains Slow To Recover

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By Cathy Carter

In June, the Obama Administration announced a plan called Recovery Summer. With the season winding down, it now appears that optimism was a bit premature.

It's Labor Day weekend, and Americans celebrating on the National Mall kicked off the holiday with the news that unemployment numbers rose in August.

The President says his administration will do everything they can to accelerate job creation. Ella Gilbert of the District says people need to be patient.

"It's something that it took us eight years or more to get into to, it's reasonable to give him at least, what, four years to try to get out of it because it's so prolific," Gilbert says.

Steve Aherns of Boise, Idaho says he's not sure a recovery will happen anytime soon.

"I don't know what stimulus would work. We know what's been tried and that's had minimal results," he says.

This week, the President will unveil new proposals to jump-start the economy including extending tax cuts for the middle class, and tax and loan breaks for small business.

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