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Labor Department figures showed July 6 that the job market is making little progress as payrolls expanded by a less-than- forecast 80,000 in June. Excluding government agencies, private hiring increased 84,000, the weakest in 10 months.
The unemployment rate held at 8.2 percent to mark the 41st consecutive month that joblessness has remained above 8 percent -- the longest stretch of such elevated levels in the post-World War II era.
Florida Governor Rick Scott, a Republican, said Sunday on "Fox News Sunday" that voters in November are not going to "worry about some attack on Bain," and will focus instead on deciding which candidate has the best plan for creating jobs.
With assistance from Susan Decker in Washington
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