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'Times are hard' in US job market

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President Obama is to deliver his first state of the union speech tonight, and is expected to explain why unemployment is so high despite billions of dollars being pumped into the economy.

Some Americans believe that the money is not being spent properly and that government-led solutions do not work.

North America editor Mark Mardell reports from Baltimore.

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