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Romney blasts Obama despite drop in unemployment

2 years ago October 05, 2012 Oct 5, 2012 Friday, October 05 2012 Friday, October 05, 2012 1:44:09 PM EDT in News
Source: Associated Press

WASHINGTON - Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney says a drop in the nation's unemployment rate to 7.8 percent "is not what a real recovery looks like."

The former Massachusetts governor responded to the September jobs report out Friday by arguing that Obama has a failed record on the economy. He pointed to millions of Americans still struggling for work, living in poverty and using food stamps to feed their families.

He also argued that the rate is low in part because some people have stopped looking for work.

The Labor Department says 114,000 jobs were added last month, helping bring the jobless rate to its lowest point since Obama took office in January 2009.

The White House says there's while there's more work to be done the report provides "further evidence that the U.S. economy is continuing to heal from the wounds" of the Great Recession.

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