WASHINGTON -- The Bush administration, in response to the Labor Department's report on Friday that the unemployment rate hit 7.0% in June, said it is worried but insisted the U.S. economy recovery is still under way.

"We are very much concerned about the employment rate, but we would like to see people have an understanding that this turnaround is coming," said Michael Boskin, chairman of the President's Council of Economic Advisers. "We believe the recovery has begun."

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