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US economy: President Obama vows action on jobs

4 May 2012 Last updated at 22:03 BST

The US economy created 115,000 jobs during April, down on the previous month and fewer than analysts had expected, official figures have shown.

However, the unemployment rate fell slightly to 8.1% from 8.2% in March, the Labor Department said.

Meanwhile, President Barack Obama said he would urge Congress to implement "common sense ideas" to accelerate job growth.

Speaking after the data was released, he said the US must do more "to recover all the jobs lost in the recession".