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Good evening I'm -- bear no knockout punch in today's October jobs report the unemployment rate ticked up.
However the jobs increase beat expectations.
Still the numbers are historically low for an incumbent president fighting for political survival.
-- White House correspondent Ed Henry tells us both sides are trying to use the figures to their advantage.
-- there for four years.
In the critical final hours President Obama raced through three campaign stops in Ohio and declared the new jobs report shows real progress in his first term.
Though it was telling he spent less than ten seconds on the actual unemployment report it only touched on the better than expected 171000.
Our business is a the great nearly five and a half million new jobs in this morning we learned the companies hired more workers in October that at any time in the last.
It battleground Wisconsin Republican Mitt Romney said the president glossed over the -- -- -- -- they've charged the nation will face another recession if mr.
Obama is reelected.
-- said he was got to lower the unemployment rate down to five point 2% right now today we learned that it's actually seven point 9% and that's nine.
Million jobs short of what he promised.
Unemployment is higher today that when Barack Obama took office.
And a former Labor Department official note at this pace it would take nearly a day.
Decade to get back to full employment.
We need to have a certain number of just keep up with a population.
We're step up and -- 910 years recovered -- the president has a narrow lead in Ohio because the State's unemployment rate is only 7%.
The president has gotten some credit for the auto bailout.
He charged today Romney is trying to win this state by falsely charging in and -- the bail out -- Chrysler to ship jobs from a Jeep plant here.
Who knows it's not true.
But card companies themselves had told governor Romney to -- up.
A Romney spokeswoman stood behind the ad charging quote his mismanagement of the process has exposed taxpayers to a 25 billion dollar loss.
And these companies are expanding production overseas a woman at the president's first event ripped Romney in the opening prayer.
It suggested mr.
Obama has god on his side.
A time -- 47%.
Of our population were not surgically -- there's -- excise.
Out of the heart of this country because they were re tired or sick or poor.
Stand -- tell Mr.
President god is with -- we are.
Now ask how the president is feeling David Axelrod just told reporters here he's never seen mr.
Obama more exhilarating.
Exhilarated adding that right now the stump speech.
Is coming from the president's warnings.
From his -- OK Ed thank you.
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