"... Months out from the midterm elections, Democrats on the campaign trail are now armed with this talking point: No matter how you look at it, the economy is steadily gaining strength. The Labor Department said Friday that the economy added 209,000 jobs in July while the unemployment rate ticked up to 6.2 percent. While Friday’s jobs report was less robust than many economists had expected, it still helps paint a broad picture of a strengthening labor market. ..."
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