The President Weighs His Next Tack On Jobs05:03


Employers added no net workers last month and the unemployment rate was unchanged at 9.1 percent, a sign that many employers are nervous the U.S. economy is at risk of slipping into another recession.

The Labor Department's report is the weakest in almost a year, and it marks the first time since 1945 that the government has reported a net job change of zero.

The report comes as The White House tries to determine how President Obama can win re-election with unemployment this high.


  • Rick Klein, senior Washington Editor for ABC News and host of the network's Top Line Webcast

This segment aired on September 2, 2011.

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