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For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
September 3, 2004

Fact Sheet: Economy Shows 12 Straight Months of Job Gains

Unemployment Rate Falls to 5.4% – Lowest Since October 2001
144,000 New Jobs Added in August; June and July Revised Upward 59,000
Nearly 1.7 Million New Jobs Added Since August 2003

Background: President Bush's Actions are Moving Our Economy Forward – Now is Not the Time to Turn Back

More to Do: The President will not be satisfied until every American looking for work has found a job. We must continue to push forward on a pro-growth economic agenda that meets the needs of the American people.

President Bush is bringing our economy back. We need to keep moving forward with the policies that are strengthening our economic recovery.

The President has acted decisively to bring us back from recession to recovery. He has:

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