Report Shows Job Growth, Steady Unemployment Rate04:02

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The Labor Department reported a third straight month of job growth over 200,000 jobs in February, exceeding economists' expectations. And the web, markets and politicians are already reacting to today's positive jobs report.

Unemployment held steady at 8.3 percent. President Obama is touting those numbers today at a manufacturing event in Virginia, meanwhile, Republican House Speaking John Boehner said yes, it's encouraging, but unemployment remains too high.


  • Josh Mitchell, reporter for the Wall Street Journal

This segment aired on March 9, 2012.

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