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Excerpts from the Press Gaggle by Scott McClellan, November 3, 2003 (Full Transcript)

QUESTION: The unemployment report comes out on Friday. Do you think the fast break that was shown last week is going to translate into job --

MR. McCLELLAN: I don't make predictions on economic reports. Again, as the President has said, he is not satisfied because there are people that are still looking for work who cannot find a job. That's why it's important that we continue to act to strengthen the economy even more. We want to do more to translate that growth into job creation. I think the company that he's going to today, it's a positive sign that they have hired 15 additional people over the course of the last -- well, the course of the last year, since January. But small business is the backbone of our economy, and that's why it's important to act to create an environment where entrepreneurship and job creation can take hold.

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