The United States economy added a meager 18,000 jobs in June, compared with a gain of a revised 25,000 jobs in May, the Department of Labor said on Friday. The unemployment rate edged up to 9.2 percent from 9.1 percent in May, the department said.
I think, by now, we're all wising up to the fact that this is going to be a tough race.
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