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Numbers Game May Pay Off for the GOP

Jobs data serves to bolster belief that economy is reeling

September 17, 2012
By TOM RAUM - Associated Press , The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

WASHINGTON - The government's monthly jobs report has become Washington's most anticipated and studied economic indicator, pounced upon by politicians, economists and journalists for snap judgments as the presidential election nears. But in the real world, most everybody else just looks around and figures things out for themselves.

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