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Economy: Jobs, Unemployment / Campaign 2012 #1028063

CBS Evening News for Friday, Aug 03, 2012
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(Studio: Scott Pelley) Statistics on jobs created and unemployment cited.

(Studio: Rebecca Jarvis) The competition for the jobs available examined; statistics on jobs and employment cited; graph shown. [Job seeker Carol HARDEN‡- comments on her situation.] [Moody’s Analytics Mark ZANDI††- says it will take 3-5 years to get back to full employment.]

(Studio: Scott Pelley) Stock Market Report. Graph of jobs created since President Obama took office in 2009 shown.

(Las Vegas: Bill Whitaker) The issue of jobs in the presidential campaign featured; details given about candidate Mitt Romney’s 5-point plan; scenes shown from Las Vegas of unemployed people lined up at the Professional Institute of Technology for help with resumes and interview skills. [ROMNEY – criticizes today’s jobs numbers.] [Job seeker Jim HAGEN††- expresses uncertainty about who to vote for.] [Unemployed John WRIGHT††- criticizes the bickering in Washington.]

(Studio: Scott Pelley) Report introduced.

(White House: Nancy Cordes) Obama’s focus on the good in the jobs report featured; details given of his push for Congress to extend the Bush tax cuts for the middle class; findings of a Quinnipiac University/CBS News/"New York Times" poll cited. [OBAMA – says there are neighbors and family members finding work.] [Obama economic advisor Alan KRUEGER††- calls for Congress to act on Obama’s proposals for lowering the unemployment rate.]

Pelley, Scott;
Jarvis, Rebecca;
Whitaker, Bill;
Cordes, Nancy

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