Andrea Saul, a spokeswoman for Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign, sent out a press release this evening slamming President Barack Obama for describing today’s jobs report as “good news.”
“Today’s anemic jobs report may be ‘good news’ in President Obama’s view, but it’s not good enough for America,” Ms. Saul said.
While speaking in Virginia today, the president lauded the “good news” that the unemployment rate has “ticked down again” from 8.2 percent in March to 8.1 percent last month. President Obama failed to mention the fact the economy produced slightly less jobs than was expected for last month.
“With nearly twenty-three million Americans struggling for work and a labor participation rate that sits at a thirty-year low, America needs a president who isn’t satisfied by yet another disappointing jobs report,” Ms. Saul said.
Though he focused on the positive aspects of last month’s jobs report, the president did acknowledge there is more work to be done.
“After the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, our businesses have now created more than 4.2 million new jobs over the last 26 months, more than 1 million jobs in the last six months alone,” Mr. Obama said. “So that’s the good news. But there are still a lot of folks out of work, which means that we’ve got to do more.”