Debate Over Jobs Report

, Written by Travis Koch, Posted: Fri, October 5 2012 at 5:39 PM, Updated: Fri, October 5 2012 at 6:12 PM

Employment number show 144,000 new jobs in the month of September and unemployment dipped from 8.1% to 7.8%. President Obama was all smiles as the economy showed signs of improvement but Republican presidential candidate, Mitt Romney says the numbers don't reflect any real achievement. It was however the first time since the president took office in 2009 that unemployment fell below 8%. Local Democrats say that's progress and Local Republicans suspect people have given up looking for a job.

One thing is certain. The jobs debate will remain a hot issues until the November General Election. The next jobs report comes out just four days be for voters chose a president.

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Travis Koch

News at Sunrise Co-Anchor Travis Koch started his career as a filmmaker. He wrote and directed documentaries about traveling and extreme sports.

Among his many life experiences, he was a dog musher in Alaska and a baker in Minnesota. Travis began his career at NBC5 News as a weekend photographer and has continued to follow his dreams in television broadcasting and multimedia.

Catch Travis co-anchoring with Jennifer Elliott weekdays on NBC 5 News at Sunrise starting at 5:30am.

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