Friday, May 13, 2011

Obama Enters 2012 Race on Good News About Jobs

VOA Learning English Video: Obama Enters 2012 Race on Good News About Jobs

In early April, President Obama announced his plans to seek re-election in November of next year. In an e-mail to supporters, Mr. Obama said "the race may not reach full speed for a year or more." But he said the work of building the campaign "must start today."Some of that work will depend on how many jobs are created in the months ahead. Mr. Obama welcomed a report that the United States economy added two hundred sixteen thousand jobs in March. The unemployment rate dropped one-tenth of one percent for the second straight month. The unemployment rate edged down to 8.8 percent, the lowest in two years. And some economists say this spring may be the start of better news to come...

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