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Election 2012 / ECONOMY

Jobs-Report Responses: Joy to Conspiracy — VIDEO

October 5, 2012

If it's the first Friday of the month, it must be "Jobs Report Day" for politicians. September's jobs numbers, released Friday morning, have generated particular interest, primarily because the unemployment rate fell below 8 percent for the first time since January 2009, but also because of former General Electric CEO Jack Welch's accusation that the White House doctored the jobs report.

Take a look at some responses to the new data across the political and professional spectrum.

ABC news broke down the new data on Friday morning.

President Obama touted the 7.8 percent unemployment rate, which was lower than expected, at a campaign event on Friday.

Mitt Romney told supporters at a campaign event on Friday that this is not what a real recovery looks like.

 

National Journal's Jim Tankersley went on MSNBC to break down the jobs data and discuss his

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