By Mike Soraghan - 07/07/09 12:42 PM EDT
"I don't think we can yet make a determination as to whether that's been successful," House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) told reporters Tuesday. But, he added, "I think we need to be open to whether we need further action."
Obama administration officials in January had predicted that the unemployment rate would peak at 8 percent if a stimulus were passed.
Republicans have seized on the latest data as evidence that the stimulus isn’t working and stepped up their criticism of the government spending in the package.