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May 6, 2015

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Obama: Jobs report shows economy is on right track


Carolyn Kaster / AP

President Barack Obama speaks at a campaign event at George Mason University, Friday, Oct. 5, 2012, in Fairfax, Va.

FAIRFAX, Va.— President Barack Obama says an encouraging jobs report shows that the country has made too much progress to turn back to the policies that he says led the nation into an economic crisis.

Obama got much-needed good news Friday following his disappointing debate performance as the unemployment rate dropped to 7.8 percent. That's the lowest it's been since he took office in 2009.

At a campaign event in suburban Washington, Obama said the report was "a reminder that this country has come too far to turn back now."

Cheers erupted from the crowd at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va., when Obama noted that the jobless rate is now at its lowest level since he became president.

Republican rival Mitt Romney says Obama still hasn't done enough to create jobs.

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  1. What happened to all the new work permits for illegals? Perhaps 2 million more illegals in the work force in VIOLATION OF FEDERAL LAW. So instead of 7.8, we have 9.7% UNEMPLOYMENT.

  2. "the country has made too much progress" ???? Not in everyones' eyes.
    The policies that got us in the mess in the first place, giving unqualified people mortgages with little money down has been stopped so I don't think anyone will disagree that won't be coming back anytime soon..

  3. Most of the new jobs were part time and many people just gave up looking for a job so they were not counted as unemployed. This is a recovery?

  4. <<Take away seasonable summer employment by students the unemployment numbers are still very high. Ask someone who is looking for a decent job. There are just none out there. No one is hiring>>

    Seasonable summer employment???? By Students???
    Seasonable summer employment ended about two months ago in most parts of the country. Of course, those "seasonable summer" jobs are finally finished there in Vegas. The pools are closing.

    Try checking out other parts of the country where there are plenty of jobs and companies are hiring FULL TIME employees.

    When I was looking for a job, I opened a separate email address specifically used for seeking employment. I still have it. At least 3 times a week, I STILL get emails from Las Vegas firms who are hiring. I get emails from headhunters in Vegas with job listings - so don't tell me there are no decent jobs for professionals in Vegas. And these are not minimum wage positions, but positions that pay a decent salary. But then it is that uneducated workforce that could never get any of those positions which keep your unemployment number so high in Nevada.