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September's 7.8 Jobless Rate A Boost For Obama

Fri, October 5, 2012 8:00am

Story by Renee Montagne




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For the first time since President Obama took office, the unemployment rate is back at 7.8 percent, the Labor Department reported Friday. It's been above 8 percent for nearly four years. The number of new jobs added was in line with expectations — 114,000.

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