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Updated: 8:12 AM Feb 3, 2012
National Unemployment Rate Hits 3-year Low
WASHINGTON (AP)
The United States added 243,000 jobs in January, far more than economists expected. The unemployment rate dropped to 8.3 percent, the lowest in three years.
Posted: 8:09 AM Feb 3, 2012
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  • by The Dude Location: Greene County on Feb 6, 2012 at 10:19 AM
    If Obama and Congress would only FUND and ENFORCE the current immigration laws, a majority of the low-skill workforce would get their old jobs back. Also, what is it going to take for force all these "welfare queens" back into domestic service (house keeping, nannies, cooks, drivers)? I certainly remember the good old days of "Driving Miss Daisy" and "The Help."
  • by cvillemom on Feb 3, 2012 at 02:58 PM
    To the current Administration: It's a little early for an April Fool's joke, isn't it?????
  • by Anonymous on Feb 3, 2012 at 02:36 PM
    Charlottesville schools are about to eliminate several positions as is Albemarle schools because of budget cuts and this is only one area of a state which is growing. What about the states who are not growing like Ohio, Mich. Ill, Wis, Pa. etc. how many jobs will they cut? Probably as many totally to counteract the job growth that was just announced.
  • by Tom Location: Airport on Feb 3, 2012 at 09:57 AM
    Don't be fooled. The rate only includes those who are receiving unemployment benifits. Once you benifits run out you are no longer counted. Doesn't mean you now have a job.
  • by What on Feb 3, 2012 at 09:13 AM
    Can we say election year---MORE FLUFF TO COME-- And there is a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.
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      by Jake on Feb 3, 2012 at 04:04 PM in reply to What
      The Bureau of Labor Statistics accomplished this magic by dropping 1.2 MILLION people from the workforce. I guess we're supposed to believe that they all have jobs now. I don't.
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