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CNN英语新闻:美政府中期选举前公布失业报告 失业率达5.9%

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Thank you for taking ten minutes for commercial free current events. I'm Carl Azuz. First up, jobs in the U.S. The government's monthly unemployment report came out last Friday.

It's significant for a couple of reasons: one, it's one indication of how the U.S. economy is doing. Two, it's the final government jobs report before November's midterm elections. That's when Americans vote on all seats of the U.S. House of Representatives, and a third of those in the U.S. Senate. And the recent CNN/ORC poll found that the economy is the biggest issue on the ballot.

Democrats and the president are generally celebrating the report. Republicans are generally saying it's not good enough. Will it matter in the midterms?

Escaping the gloom and doom in Washington, President Obama toured a steel plan in Indiana to shine a light on the revived U.S. economy.

This progress that we've been making, it's been hard, it goes in fits and starts, it's not always been perfectly smooth, or as fast as we want, but it is real and it is steady and it is happening.

The new numbers are encouraging. 248,000 jobs created in September, and an unemployment rate at 5.9 percent, the lowest level since July 2008. The president thanked workers then patted himself on the back.

It's also got a little bit to do with some decisions we made pretty early on in my administration.

But the president isn't getting much credit. Before the latest jobs report only 42 percent of Americans said they approved of Mr. Obama's handling of the economy.

We have undeniable unfinished business, and that's why no one is spiking any footballs here at the Labor Department or the White House, because there are still too many people that need work.

Republicans argue that's because government regulations are holding back job growth.

We need to start growing America's economy instead of Washington's economy so that working Americans see better wages and more opportunity.

Queue to midterm elections, a little more than a month away. The president wants voters to approve his economic plan, which includes raising the minimum wage and passing immigration reform by keeping Democrats in control of the senate.

I'm not on the ballot this fall. But make no mistake, these policies are on the ballot.

One reason why Americans are not feeling the recovery yet, is wages. American take home pay is only up a meager two percent over the last 12 months, and until that number changes, President Obama may not get the credit he wants for the improving U.S. economy. Jim Acosta, CNN, the White House.

A U.S. Marine may be the first American military casualty in the war against the ISIS terrorist group. Corporal Jordan L. Spears was aboard an NV-22 Osprey, an aircraft like this. Last Wednesday it was taking off from an aircraft carrier in the Persian Gulf when it suddenly lost power. It didn't crash into the water. The pilots were able to get control before that. But because it looked like it was going to, Spears and another crew member jumped into the Gulf.

The other service member was rescued, Spears was lost at sea. Because his squadron is supporting the U.S. operation in the region, which includes the war against ISIS, Spears could be classified as a casualty of the war.

Doctors have been saying for years that if you take a hit to the head in sports, especially football, but also soccer, basketball or anything else, get it checked out.
 

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