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Obama Touts Jobs Report, Romney Focuses On Jobless Rate

HILLIARD, Ohio (November 2, 2012)--President Barack Obama Friday was hailing another month of job growth but declaring. "We've got more work to do,” but challenger Mitt Romney focused on the one-tenth-of-a-percent uptick in the jobless rate.

Mr. Obama said the job growth is part of a pattern of 'real progress' that includes a stronger auto industry, rising home values and less dependence on foreign oil.

Romney, however, called the uptick in the jobless rate from 7.8 to 7.9 percent "a sad reminder that the economy is at a virtual standstill."

The Republican presidential nominee says voters will decide Tuesday between what he calls stagnation and prosperity.

He made the comments in a statement while traveling from Norfolk, Va., to Milwaukee, to continue campaigning in the final days of the White House race.

Romney argues that President Barack Obama's policies have crushed America's middle class, and that the nation can do better.

He's also promising to make real changes that will lead to a real recovery.


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