US unemployment rate falls to 9 percent

(AP) - The U.S. unemployment rate dropped sharplylast month to 9 percent, the lowest level in nearly two years. Butthe economy generated only 36,000 net

(AP) - The U.S. unemployment rate dropped sharplylast month to 9 percent, the lowest level in nearly two years. Butthe economy generated only 36,000 net new jobs, the fewest in fourmonths.

The January report illustrates how job growth remains theeconomy's weakest spot, even as other economic indicators point toa recovery that is strengthening..

Friday's report offered a conflicting picture...

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