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As Romney pushes for Pa. and Ohio, mining industry loses jobs

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Nine thousand mining industry jobs were lost in October, a statistic that could buttress Mitt Romney’s closing argument in Ohio and his push for a shock victory in Pennsylvania. “Mining lost 9,000 jobs in October, with most of the decline occurring in support activities for mining,” the Bureau of Labor Statistics announced in today’s jobs report. “Since May of this year, employment in mining...

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