The U.S added a meager 80,000 jobs in June, as hiring slowed dramatically in the second quarter, the Labor Department reported Friday. Economists had projected a 100,000-job increase. The unemployment rate, meanwhile, was unchanged at 8.2 percent. "The poor employment report is also a blow to President Obama as he tries to fend off Republican candidate Mitt Romney and win re-election in November."
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