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President Obama -- reelection hopes closely tied to the job market the administration says the march unemployment figures could have been better.
If not for the Republican led house.
The jobless rate dropped the jobs for a job to tenth of a percentage point to eight point two.
Jobs were added for fewer than expected -- what has correspondent Ed Henry has reaction and spend.
There will still be ups and downs along the way I can.
-- out from President Obama because even as he touted the good news of more than 600000 jobs being created this year alone.
This was the smallest monthly increase since October.
And he now owns the longest streak of 8% plus unemployment since the Great Depression.
Which may explain why had a white house conference on women in the economy the president was eager to shift to more politically friendly ground.
Attacking Republicans like front runner Mitt Romney.
When people say we should get rid.
Of Planned Parenthood they're talking about denying it as a practical matter the preventive care like mammograms that millions of women.
Romney fired back the president is running out of excuses on jobs.
Noting more and more people are growing so discouraged that there are dropping out of the labor force altogether.
Numbers from the nonpartisan Bureau of Labor Statistics show.
The size of the labor force has its share of the total population.
Has shrunk from 65 point 7% in January 2009.
To 63 point 8% today.
That means in plain English.
It's 65 point 7% of the population was in the workforce now like when the president took office unemployment would be ten point 9%.
-- nation still.
Hearst on this -- but in a precipice of just things so I don't.
Anxious and having this very high level.
Of anxiety White House aides counter the economy is making steady progress it would be even better if Republicans have not blocked proposals aimed at stopping teacher layoffs.
And boosting infrastructure.
We perceive particularly from the House of Representatives.
I think has.
Has blocked us from having a stronger job market.
Though just 24 hours earlier the president was touting bipartisanship.
As he signed into law a small business jobs bill I want to thank.
The members of congress -- here today.
From both parties.
Whose leadership and hard work made this bill.
Analyst John -- -- believes we need to create fifteen million jobs just to get back to a normal level of 5% unemployment.
That means creating 250000.
Jobs a month for five years.
Which shows why a 120000.
Jobs a month is positive but not keeping pace.
-- Ed Henry -- on north lawn and thank you.
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