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At a campaign stop in Virginia this morning, President Barack Obama touted the September jobs report that showed the unemployment rate falling to 7.8 per cent.“This morning, we found out that the unemployment rate has fallen to its lowest rate since I took office,” Obama told a crowd of supporters, which burst out in applause.
The unemployment rate fell today to its lowest level since January 2009, a surprise that almost every economist did not foresee coming.
Obama said the numbers shouldn’t be an excuse “talk down the economy to score a few political points,” but he did use it to push his plan and contrast it with that of Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney.
“It’s a reminder that this country has come too far to turn back now,” Obama said.
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