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May 23, 2012


Romney Promises Unemployment Rate of 6%

Mitt Romney told Mark Halperin that if he's elected president "we'd get the unemployment rate down to 6%, and perhaps a little lower."

However, just a few weeks ago, as NBC News reported, Romney said that anything "over 4% is not cause for celebration."

ThinkProgress: "Though 6 percent unemployment is significantly lower than the current 8.1 percent rate, the feat isn't all that remarkable. In fact, it is exactly where multiple government agencies project unemployment will be at the end of that time frame. The Congressional Budget Office predicts that unemployment will average 6.3 percent in 2016; the Office of Management and Budget, meanwhile, projects unemployment will hit 6.1 percent and ultimately fall below 6 percent the same year."

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