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Unemployment falls in US to 8.3%

Unemployment in the United States has fallen to 8.3%, raising hopes for further economic recovery. It is the lowest jobless rate for 3 years.

Official figures show an increase of nearly a quarter of a million in the number of jobs created last month, more than predicted by analysts.

Speaking from a fire station in Arlington, Virginia, President Obama announced the increase in employment rates but said there was no room for complacency.

  • 03 Feb 2012
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