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Obama Jobs Speech: President Outlines Economic Plan (LIVE UPDATES)

09/08/2011 02:18 pm ET | Updated Nov 08, 2011

President Barack Obama is delivering a speech to a joint session of Congress on Thursday night to outline a new plan from his administration to create jobs.

With the nation's unemployment rate at 9.1 percent, the president will make his case on how his proposal aims to get Americans back to work. Details on the reported roughly $450 billion package began surfacing earlier this week.

Two new polls released on Tuesday show the president's approval rating, as well as that of congressional Republicans, at an all-time low. The surveys also delivered bad news to Obama on how the public specifically views his handling of the economy and jobs.

Below, a live blog of the latest news on Obama's jobs plan and speech.

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