Economy

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

President Bush is calling today's jobless numbers "the beginning of good news for job-seekers."

The president spoke at a community college in North Carolina -- as the government reported the nation's unemployment rate edged down last month to 6.0 percent.

Speaking to participants in a worker re-training program, he says, "Things are beginning to brighten up" on the jobs front.

However, Bush acknowledged North Carolina's textile industry has "been hit." A fifth of its workforce has vanished in the last three years, and many in the industry blame the administration for failing to halt a flood of cheap imports. Still, Bush said other jobs are opening up.

Also while in North Carolina, Bush spoke at a re-election fund-raiser -- adding another $1 million to a war chest already topping $94 million.


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