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US jobless key figure for election

Payroll numbers are expected to show America's jobless has increased to 8.2% in September, rising from 8.1% in August.

It would be the 44th month in which unemployment has topped 8% and an important battle ground for November's election, with no president returned to the White House at such a rate.

Ben Thompson reports.

  • 05 Oct 2012
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