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Feb 21, 2010 9:45 AM by Associated Press

Democrats focus on job creation

Democrats are hoping to make progress on jobs in the coming weeks.

With midterm elections looming, Democrats know Republicans plan to hammer away at the lack of progress on jobs. This past week, President Barack Obama acknowledged there's a lot of ground to make
up.

Senate Democrats hope a jobs bill can clear a procedural hurdle Monday, but Republican support is unlikely because it's a scaled-back version of a package that had bipartisan support.

But one problem Democrats have is the administration's own expectation that the economy will create 95,000 jobs every month this year. That won't do much to improve the employment picture.

While the economy has picked up, job creation has been slow to follow.

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