Skip to content
  • Weak jobs report fuels criticism, may hurt Obama’s campaign

    The Boston Globe - 07/07/2012

    US employers added only 80,000 jobs in June, the third straight month of weak hiring and a potential setback for the campaign to reelect President Obama, who on Friday called on voters to take a long view of the slowly recovering economy, but was slammed by rivals for the persistently dismal jobs numbers.

    Although Friday’s national jobs report was “more of the same: slow growth,” there was a bright spot in temporary employment, which was up over May, said Alan Clayton-Matthews, an economist at Northeastern University. “Temporary employment is a sector that usually responds first when things are picking up,” he said. “It shows that employers would like to hire, but they are not confident enough to bring on full-time workers.”

  • Cookies on Northeastern sites

    This website uses cookies and similar technologies to understand your use of our website and give you a better experience. By continuing to use the site or closing this banner without changing your cookie settings, you agree to our use of cookies and other technologies. To find out more about our use of cookies and how to change your settings, please go to our Privacy Statement.