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Nation's Unemployment Passes 10%

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says new figures
showing national unemployment has hit the double-digit mark are
regretful and says he's working hard to restore the struggling
economy.

Standing in the White House Rose Garden, Obama called the new
jobs report another illustration of why much more work is needed to
spur business creation and consumer spending. He appeared a few
hours after the government reported that the jobless rate hit 10.2
percent last month, the highest since 1983. The rate was 9.8
percent in September.

Obama noted legislation he's signing to provide additional
unemployment benefits to people thrown out of work. And he said "
"I will not rest until all Americans who want work can find
work."


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