November 6th, 2009
11:47 AM ET
13 years ago

Obama calls jobs report 'sobering'

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption="Obama called the latest jobs report 'sobering.'"](CNN) - President Obama called the latest jobs report indicating the unemployment rate has jumped to 10.2 percent "sobering," and pledged Friday to "not rest until all Americans who want work can find work."

"I just signed into law a bill that will help grow our economy, save and create new jobs and provide relief to struggling families and businesses," Obama said in the White House Rose Garden.

"The need for such a measure was made clear by the jobs report that we received this morning. Although we lost fewer jobs than we did last month, our unemployment rate climbed to over 10 percent, a sobering number that underscores the economic challenges that lie ahead," he also said. Obama signs jobless benefit extension

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  1. FormerGOP

    Freeman and Marcia you guys are classic idiot! Did you go to collage! If you max your credit card out and now you owe MC $10K can you pay it off in 10 months?
    See how simple that is.. wow stupid people!

    Valwayne No he did not promise that, you got that from the Fox Entertainment network.

    November 6, 2009 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  2. Hammerer

    This administration has one thing on their mind – their agenda. Which is to pass a government controlled healthcare package. Everything else is secondary or less.
    The jobless is advertised as 10.2% but the reality is more like 22% and the fact that the job losses were less than predicted signals improvement is spin that is unbelievable.
    The guy in Florida that went off today because he lost his job, and became one of those that will suffer, the banks,Wall Street, and all of those bailedout prosper,as Obama said while the economy recovers.He lost the hope that was promised by Obama if he became president.
    It is time to get our priorities straight and quit worrying about agendas and start worrying about people.

    November 6, 2009 05:01 pm at 5:01 pm |
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