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White House Backs Off Jobs Forecast

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White House Backs Off Jobs Forecast

White House Backs Off Jobs Forecast

White House Backs Off Jobs Forecast

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The Bush administration is distancing itself from its employment report, which predicted the U.S. economy would add 300,000 new jobs a month over the next year. The report's lead author now says there are no firm numbers on job growth. The Treasury and Commerce secretaries also decline to endorse the forecast. Hear NPR's Bob Edwards and David Wessel of The Wall Street Journal.