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Unemployment Rises in Key States

In a report released Friday, the Labor Department revealed that unemployment has risen in six of the election’s 10 key battleground states: Michigan, Pennsylvania, Colorado, Iowa, New Hampshire and Virginia. Other swing states stayed steady, with only Ohio seeing unemployment fall. That news could spell trouble for President Obama, whose lead has shrunk in states like Nevada and Pennsylvania in recent weeks. 

July 21, 2012 8:14 AM