‘Terrible’ Jobs Report Proves Obama Tactics Have Failed?
management of the economy ahead of a campaign appearance in Pennsylvania.
“This is way, way, way off from what should happen in a normal recovery,”
Romney said during a Fox News interview.
“It’s a terrible and very disappointing report this morning,” the presumptive
Republican presidential nominee said. “We seem to be slowing down, not speeding
Employers in the U.S. added fewer workers than forecast in April and the
jobless rate unexpectedly declined as people left the labor force, underscoring
concern that the world’s largest economy may be losing speed.
Payrolls climbed 115,000, the smallest gain in six months, after a revised
154,000 rise in March that was greater than initially estimated, according to
Labor Department figures released today in Washington. The median estimate of 85
economists surveyed by Bloomberg News called for a 160,000 advance. The jobless
rate fell to a three-year low of 8.1 percent.
“This is not progress,” Romney said. “It’s a terrible record, and it shows
that the president’s policies have simply not worked. It’s taken far too long
for our economy to recover.”
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