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Risky Territory: How Obama's election-year job growth stacks up to predecessors'

With the latest employment report showing the economy added just 80,000 jobs in June, President Obama has entered risky territory for a first-term president seeking reelection.

Over the past few decades, presidents who oversaw weak job growth going into the November election tended not to fare so well. Right now, the average job growth for the first six months puts Obama in the middle -- between presidents who lost amid poor job growth and those who won amid encouraging job growth.

Here's how the job picture under Obama stacks up:

1980: Average job growth in first six months was minus 96,000. President Jimmy Carter lost. 

1992: Average job growth in first six months was 63,000. President George H.W. Bush lost. 

2012: Average job growth in first six months was 150,000. President Obama running for reelection.

2004: Average job growth in first six months was 197,000. President George W. Bush won.

1996: Average job growth in first six months was 240,000. President Bill Clinton won.

1984: Average job growth in first six months was 375,000. President Ronald Reagan won.