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Saturday, 06 October 2012 - 13:08
Shock jobs boost electrifies Obama campaign.
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A relieved Barack Obama basked in shock good news yesterday as unemployment dipped below 8 percent to the lowest point of his presidency, stealing headlines from Mitt Romney's thumping debate win.

Unexpected data showing the jobless rate fell to 7.8 percent electrified Obama's re-election campaign, which was knocked back, by the president's grim performance in Wednesday's first presidential debate.

However, Republican Mitt Romney, banking on a polling turnaround after the debate in Denver, immediately claimed the Obama economy was not in a "real recovery" but the Labour Department figures robbed the attack of its previous potency.

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