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Jobs Numbers Paint 'Very Gloomy' Picture For All

The Labor Department's report of zero job growth in August will make President Obama's speech on jobs next Thursday even more challenging. Millions are unemployed, and for those who have jobs, the average hourly earnings and the average number of hours worked decreased.
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Jobs Numbers Paint 'Very Gloomy' Picture For All

The Labor Department's report of zero job growth in August will make President Obama's speech on jobs next Thursday even more challenging. Millions are unemployed, and for those who have jobs, the average hourly earnings and the average number of hours worked decreased.
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Democrats Urge Obama To 'Go Big' With Jobs Package

Next Thursday, President Obama will present his jobs proposal before Congress. Democratic supporters hope his plan will offer a rallying point to excite his base, rather than a compromise Republicans may agree to.
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In Jobless Data, Devil May Be In Details

The unemployment rate is expected to tick up slightly to 9.2 percent. Two years ago, it was 9.5 percent. The reason for that decline: People are dropping out of the labor force and are no longer looking. It's the first time in a half-century that the labor force is decreasing, a development with long-term negative implications.
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Jobs Data Cast Pall Over Obama's Upcoming Speech

Friday's dismal jobs report raises the stakes for President Obama as he prepares to unveil a new jobs plan next week. So far, Republicans in Congress have shown little interest in the president's proposals. And the economic slowdown suggests that political gridlock has a growing price tag.
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Stagnant Job Growth Renews Recession Fears

Job growth stalled completely in August, leading to renewed fears the U.S. economy could tip into recession. Employers added zero net jobs during the month, and the unemployment rate held steady at 9.1 percent. It was the first time the economy failed to add new jobs in nearly a year.

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