To match Special Report USA-ELECTION/JOBS

 
To match Special Report USA-ELECTION/JOBS
U.S. President Barack Obama makes remarks on export promotion to grow the economy in the White House in Washington in this July 7, 2010 file photograph. The man on the left is U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke. There are 14.9 million U.S. workers who are officially jobless, according to the latest statistics from the U.S. Department of Labor. More depressingly, the 6.2 million have been that way for 27 weeks or more -- a beleaguered cohort that the government dubs the "long-term unemployed". To match Special Report USA-ELECTION/JOBS REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS)