Obama In NH Responds To Bleak Jobs Report

September 7, 2012 12:00 AM
Obama In NH Responds To Bleak Jobs Report
" PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — His convention over, President Barack Obama ran smack into the harsh reality of a bleak new report on the nation’s unemployment outlook Friday. Republican rival Mitt Romney pounced on the jobs figures as fresh evidence that it’s time to put someone new in the Oval Office.

“We’re going in the wrong direction,” the GOP nominee said flatly.

Obama, for his part, admitted: “We need to create more jobs, faster.”

WBZ NewsRadio 1030′s Bernice Corpuz reports

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Fresh out of the two national conventions, both Obama and Romney chose to campaign Friday in New Hampshire and Iowa, improbable battleground states in the too-close-to-call race.

Sixty days out from the election, the rivals were quick to roll out rival contexts for the new Labor Department report showing that U.S. employers added just 96,000 jobs last month, failing to meet expectations. The unemployment rate fell to 8.1 percent from 8.3 percent in July, but only because more people gave up looking for work "

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