BREAKING | June Jobs Report: 80,000 net new jobs 8.2% unemployment rate—
James Pethokoukis (@JimPethokoukis) July 06, 2012
The number of nonfarm jobs created last month fell slightly short of what analysts were predicting, delivering a modest blow to President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign.
Harwood on CNBC: "A very disappointing jobs report for the Obama administration." Plus, you know, American workers.—
(@jimgeraghty) July 06, 2012
Prior to the report, economists had estimated that at least 90,000 jobs would be created, which still would have been unspectacular. According to Politico, the economy requires between 100,000 and 125,000 new jobs per month merely to merely keep pace with the growing number of people in the U.S. labor market.
Watch for major deflection operation by Obama campaign today to keep convo off jobs report by amping up personal attacks on Romney.—
Rich Galen (@richgalen) July 06, 2012
how the election is impacted? 3rd straight poor jobs report. Romney keeps getting the ball on Obama 40 yard line & failing to score, punts—
Joe Terranova (@terranovajoe) July 06, 2012
Obama is currently having breakfast with tire workers in Akron, Ohio, as news of the jobs report trickles in. He may have a more difficult time convincing blue-collar workers he deserves a second term in light of today’s mediocre numbers and the abysmal May jobs report released last month.
Predictably, the Left immediately tried to blame the weak numbers on Republicans:
My take on US jobs report: 80,000 jobs created, despite Republican efforts to block every Obama jobs initiative.—
Simon Jessey (@scjessey) July 06, 2012
The truth is that the bad jobs report is because Republican economic policies are failing.—
Nation Hahn (@NationHahn) July 06, 2012
So called Liberal Media pundits are just as happy as the GOP is about jobs number. They should be blaming the GOP, instead it's PBO fault.—
cjtown (@ladyc10) July 06, 2012
Hey Media,80,000 NEW Jobs ADDED,NOT 700,000 lost remember?If Republicans help pass American Jobs Act,2 million more jobs would be created.—
(@Brezzydee) July 06, 2012
We lost nearly a million jobs per month under George W. Bush. We are gaining jobs with Obama. GOP is obstructing jobs. Fox is distorting—
Farrell Hamann (@farrellhamann) July 06, 2012
Anyone hv any links to stories for how MSM covered Bush's 700k jobs losses?—
(@LiberalPhenom) July 06, 2012
Three and a half years into Obama’s term, and they are still talking about former President George W. Bush? Good luck with that.