2012-07-06nytimes.com

The nation's employers created almost enough jobs to keep up with population growth in June, but not nearly enough to reduce the backlog of nearly 13 million unemployed workers. The economy added 80,000 jobs last month, the Labor Department reported Friday, after a revised increase of 77,000 in May. The unemployment rate remained at 8.2 percent.

... "The odds of QE3 happening before the election are clearly going up," said Jay Feldman, an economist at Credit-Suisse, referring to the nickname for a third round of stimulus known as quantitative easing.


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