Mitt Romney said he would bring the unemployment rate down to 6 percent in four years as president, in an interview with Time magazine.
"I can't possibly predict precisely what the unemployment rate at the end of one year, but I can tell you in a period of four years by virtue of the policies we put in place we'll get the unemployment rate down to 6 percent or perhaps a little lower," Romney said.
It is the first time Romney has given a specific numerical target for his economic policies.
The national unemployment rate currently stands at 8.1 percent. The last time it was below 6 percent was July 2008.