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Saturday, 08 September 2012 - 8:05
Obama and Romney spar over lacklustre jobs figures
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US President Barack Obama's hope for campaign momentum after his keynote Democratic convention speech has been stymied by disappointing jobs data.

Obama acknowledged the unemployment figures were "not good enough", a day after his curtain-closing address to his party conference in North Carolina.

His Republican challenger, Mitt Romney, pounced on the latest report from the Bureau of Labour Statistics.

The rivals are neck and neck in opinion polls ahead of November's elections.

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