Go to the Globe and Mail homepage

Jump to main navigationJump to main content

Entry archive:

U.S. President Barack Obama makes a statement from the White House Briefing Room after a congressional "super committee" on Monday failed to reach a deal on reducing federal government deficit in Washington November 21, 2011. (KEVIN LAMARQUE/REUTERS)
U.S. President Barack Obama makes a statement from the White House Briefing Room after a congressional "super committee" on Monday failed to reach a deal on reducing federal government deficit in Washington November 21, 2011. (KEVIN LAMARQUE/REUTERS)

Disappointing U.S. job numbers cloud Obama's excellent week Add to ...

Slow job creation is not the narrative the Barack Obama re-election campaign wants American voters to wake up to. But that is exactly what Friday’s numbers show: employers hiring 115,000 workers in April, a figure well below expectations.



The unemployment rate may have dropped a notch to 8.1 per cent from 8.2 per cent, but that is largely due to people giving up on the job market altogether.

More related to this story

In the know

Most popular video »

Highlights

More from The Globe and Mail

Most Popular Stories