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Biden: We Misread How Bad the Economy Was

Vice President Joe Biden speaks about the economy with reporters, Friday, June 5, 2009, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Ron Edmonds)
Vice President Joe Biden said the Obama administration "misread how bad the economy was," but stood by its stimulus package and believes the plan will create more jobs as the pace of its spending picks up.

Biden, in an interview airing Sunday on ABC's "This Week," said the nation's 9.5 percent unemployment rate is too high.

He said there will be more jobs created in the coming months.

Biden noted that the $787 billion stimulus package was set up to spend the money over 18 months.

Major programs will take effect in September, including $7.5 billion for broadband Internet service, along with new money for high-speed rail and the nation's electrical grid.

Biden said it's premature to say whether the country will need a second stimulus package.