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WASHINGTON. - More bad news on the jobs front today. The latest Labor Department numbers were worse than expected.

Approximately 467,000 Americans lost their jobs in June, pushing the unemployment rate to a 26-year high.

Still, President Obama says the economy is turning around, but it's going to take time.

President Obama touted the bright future of energy-sector jobs on a day when he got some dark news in the form an unexpected spike in last month's jobless numbers.

"While there are continuing signs that the recession is slowing, obviously this is little comfort to all those Americans who have lost their jobs," President Obama said.

Employers cut far more jobs than expected last month, pushing the unemployment rate to 9.5 percent, the highest since 1983.

The president says recovery will take a while, but skeptics say his stimulus plan isn't showing results.

"Local banks around the country don't have enough credit to lend," University of Maryland Professor Peter Morici said. "People can't get mortgages. Builders can't build. Businesses can't expand. What's broken is not fixed."

Meanwhile huge numbers of Americans are struggling to stay afloat and for President Obama, creating jobs has become a job in itself.

Many economists expect the economy to turn around later this year and the unemployment rate will slowly follow.

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