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Obama: 'We are moving forward again'

5 October 2012 Last updated at 17:45 BST

US President Barack Obama has said, "as a nation we are moving forward again" shortly after a monthly Department of Labor survey showed unemployment had dropped to 7.8% in September from 8.1% in August.

The report also said the US economy had added 114,000 jobs, surpassing expectations.

But Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney said that an unemployment rate of 7.8% "is not what a real recovery looks like".

The economic recovery is seen as a key issue for voters in the upcoming presidential election.