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Obama pushes jobs plan in North Carolina

Monday, June 13, 2011 - 01:28

June 13 - Seeking to ease voters' concerns about his handling of the U.S. economy, President Barack Obama traveled to North Carolina on Monday where he said he was committed to reducing the nation's 9.1 percent unemployment rate. Jon Decker reports.

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Seeking to ease voters' concerns about his handling of the U.S. economy, President Barack Obama traveled to the battleground state of North Carolina on Monday where he said he was committed to reducing the nation's 9.1 percent unemployment rate. SOUNDBITE: U.S. President Barack Obama saying (English): "I will not be satisfied until everyone who wants a good job that offers some security has a good job that offers security." While in the Tar Heel State, the President met with his Jobs Council where the focus was on possible further steps the private sector can take to boost hiring in the short term. SOUNDBITE: U.S. President Barack Obama saying (English): "I am optimistic about our future. We can't be complacent. We shouldn't pretend that a lot of folks out there are not still struggling. But I am absolutely optimistic that we've got everything it takes for us to succeed in the 21st century." On a visit to a lighting manufacturer that specializes in energy-efficient bulbs, the President asked voters for patience with the economy and job creation, saying the nation's problems were "years in the making". Jon Decker, Reuters.

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Obama pushes jobs plan in North Carolina

Monday, June 13, 2011 - 01:28