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November 4th, 2011
12:05 PM ET

Unemployment eases to 9% – is this a sign the U.S. economy won't slip back into recession?

The American economy added 80,000 jobs in October, and the unemployment rate eased to 9%, the Labor Department reported Friday.  That's a disappointing number, considering it typically takes at least 150,000 jobs added each month just to keep up with population growth. Meanwhile, the lingering Greek debt crisis continues to generate uncertainty, thereby threatening the global economy.

Christine Romans speaks with Ian Bremmer, president and founder of the Eurasia Group, and Jay Powell, visiting scholar at the Bipartisan Policy Center, to discuss the future of the economic recovery – and whether there's any chance the U.S. could slip back into a recession.

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