Gloomy jobs report shadows race with 60 days left

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- A dismal new snapshot of jobs in America shadowed the presidential campaign on Friday, testing the voter patience that will save or sink President Barack Obama's re-election bid. Seizing on the timing, Republican Mitt Romney said Obama's convention party had given way to quite a \hangover.\Employers added just 96,000 jobs in August, not nearly enough to seriously dent unemployment, let alone inspire confidence that the economy is getting better. Even the good news - the unemployment rate dropped from 8.3 percent to 8.1 percent - resulted from many job-hunters just giving up.\We're going in the wrong direction

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