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Employees in Gallup Poll Mess With Joe Biden

As Joe Biden touts the success of the stimulus, Gallup reports their latest findings:

Job creation was unchanged in August, with 24% of employees saying their companies were hiring, as was the case in July — and once again within the 23%-24% range that has held throughout 2009. However, the gap between job creation and job loss did close slightly, as 25% of Americans said their companies were letting people go — a slight improvement from the 26% of the previous three months. While Gallup data show fewer employees being laid off this summer than earlier in the year, the percentage of Americans reporting that their companies are hiring is down 35% from the same month a year ago.

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