SPARKS, Nev. (AP) — Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan says President Barack Obama isn't a bad guy — he's just "really bad" at creating jobs.
The Wisconsin congressman campaigned in the Reno area of Nevada Friday, the same day the Labor Department released new evidence of a painfully slow economic recovery. The unemployment rate fell to 8.1 percent from 8.3 percent in July, but only because more people gave up looking for work.
Ryan says that for every new job added last month, four people stopped trying to find a job.
He's blaming Obama's "failed leadership" and says the incumbent supports a "government-centered society."
Ryan says the only way to improve the nation's economy is to elect Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney.