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The Labor Department reported today (Friday) that U.S. employers added a paltry 96,000 jobs last month.
Unemployment and the economy are two of the most prominent issues of this year's campaign, and Romney seized the opportunity to stake a political advantage following the dreary news.
"If last night was the party, this morning is the hangover. For every net new job created, nearly four Americans have given up looking for work entirely," Romney said in a statement.
He continued stating that President Obama has not made good on his promises, and reiterated the message that the United States is no better off than it was four years ago when the president took office.
Romney pledged to create some 12 million new jobs by the end of his first term.
In a rally cry Romney said, "America deserves new leadership that will get our economy moving again."