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Part-Time Workers Skew Jobs Figures In Arizona

Arizona is among the top ten states for job growth. But that includes part-time jobs, so thousands may be underemployed.
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Struggling U.S. Economy Drags Down The World

A slower U.S. economy is hurting demand for Chinese exports at a time when China's own economic growth is cooling down. And European leaders see the U.S. jobless numbers as bad political news.
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Obama, Romney Have Sharply Different Takes On Weak Jobs News

While the Republican contender blames what he says are the administration's "failed" economic policies for weak job growth, the president says he headed off another Great Depression. It's the central debate of the 2012 campaign.
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How Bad Jobs Report Can Trigger Vicious Cycle

The economy added just 69,000 jobs in May, according to the Labor Department, and the unemployment rate increased for the first time in nearly a year, from 8.1 to 8.2 percent. Could that news have a psychological effect causing real problems for the economy? Host Michel Martin asks NPR's senior business editor Marilyn Geewax.

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