Static Unemployment Rate and Flat Jobs Numbers

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A third month of sluggish growth produced just 80,000 new jobs in June, and unemployment seems stuck at 8.2 percent. Just 90 minutes after the Labor Department latest report, Mitt Romney interrupted his New Hampshire vacation to pronounce the figures, "another kick in the gut to middle class families." At a rally during his campaign bus tour through Ohio, President Obama tried to make the best of bad news, saying, "Our goal was never to just keep on working to get back to where we were in 2007. I want to get back to a time when middle-class families and those working to be in the middle class have some security." Michael Fletcher is economics correspondent for the Washington Post.




Warren Olney