Obama to address jobs numbers in New Hampshire
September 7th, 2012
10:13 AM ET
2 years ago

Obama to address jobs numbers in New Hampshire

(CNN) - A senior campaign official and a White House aide told CNN Friday that President Barack Obama will address August's jobs numbers at a campaign stop in New Hampshire.

The economy added 96,000 jobs in August, down from 141,000 jobs in July, the Department of Labor said Friday. Meanwhile, the unemployment rate fell to 8.1%, from 8.3% in July. The drop in unemployment was caused because 368,000 people stopped looking for work and therefore were no longer counted in the survey.


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  1. Laura, Boston

    What can he possibly say? We gotta move forward. I was left a mess 4 years ago! It is old and wearing thin. He has gotta go!

    Romney/Ryah 2012

    September 7, 2012 10:24 am at 10:24 am |
  2. Anonymous

    Hope and Change we can believe in? Friday's report was discouraging throughout. Hourly pay fell, manufacturers cut the most jobs in two years and the number of people in the work force dropped to its lowest level in 31 years.

    September 7, 2012 10:26 am at 10:26 am |
  3. Four and The Door

    The drop in unemployment was caused because 368,000 people stopped looking for work and therefore were no longer counted in the survey.
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    This is a very difficult time for way too many Americans. After 4 years of spending bill after spending bill passed in the name of "jobs", it is time to recognize that these efforts did not work.

    But even more important for the Obama Administration is that they chose very clearly, very early on and very consistently to go it alone and not work with Republicans. Time after time the Democrats rejected Republican proposals and went it alone. The Democrats did a lot of spending based on their economic ideas of how to recover the economy. Hopefully Obama is ready to take responsibility for his actions. These are his results.

    September 7, 2012 10:26 am at 10:26 am |
  4. scott

    This is the hope and change to believe in??? Friday's report was discouraging throughout. Hourly pay fell, manufacturers cut the most jobs in two years and the number of people in the work force dropped to its lowest level in 31 years.

    September 7, 2012 10:27 am at 10:27 am |
  5. insight iowa

    I would like Republicans to explain to me how that "Trickel Down Economics" are working today? It's been what, 8 years now. If anyone needs to explain this JOBS NUMBER... I think it should be your GOP Political leaders. The GOP are the ones who have given us broken promises...

    September 7, 2012 10:28 am at 10:28 am |
  6. Vic of New York

    I blame the REPUBLICANS for this. For four years these skeeves have put their politics ahead of the nation. The scum that calls itself a Republican is more interested in hate, bigotry, and scapegoating America than in getting this country back to work.

    Republicans did this to us, and Republicans have continued to bankrupt the country in order to pursue their agenda of greed, and extremism. "Let them eat cake" say Mitch McConnell and John Boehner.

    "Pull out the Guillotine" say patriotic Americans ! ! ! You can tell that spineless Mr. Romney that he would do America a favor by "self-Deporting" himself back to Mexico!

    September 7, 2012 10:28 am at 10:28 am |
  7. Bob

    No doubt that Romney has been praying for bad job numbers and "betting against America" to increase his chances of getting in the White House. Bill Clinton had it right when he accused republicans of complaining that President Obama is not cleaning up the mess that they left for him to clean up fast enough, and to fire President Obama and put them back in.

    September 7, 2012 10:30 am at 10:30 am |
  8. demwit

    A day late and $5.4 Trillion dollars short.

    September 7, 2012 10:32 am at 10:32 am |
  9. betterdays

    Well, at least you are now mentioning the reason the unemployment rate dropped. Which is more honesty than we will probably get out of the president shortly... A third of a million people give up trying to find work in a one-month period. Maybe it'll be back to blaming Bush again, I don't know. Maybe it's because Romney is rich and didn't pay more taxes than he was required to by law. Oh well, Obama will think of something. he's good at "saying stuff" that makes "folks" feel better.

    September 7, 2012 10:42 am at 10:42 am |
  10. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    I am sure that he is going to say that he is disappointed in the low numbers of jobs created. He should also point to the fact that more jobs were created and the rate went down. These are slow but encouraging signs.

    September 7, 2012 10:46 am at 10:46 am |
  11. Four and The Door

    Obama: Would raise the capital gains rate to 20% and tax dividends at ordinary income tax rates for those making more than $200,000 ($250,000 if married).
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    This is why under Obama we get nothing but bad jobs news. Today that news was that for every job created, 4 Americans stopped looking for work. This is clearly a national economy headed in the wrong direction.

    But look at what Obama is saying with an increase in capital gains taxes. This discourages Americans from using their money to help grow the economy. Why would he do this? What is he thinking? In his mind, politics is more important than economics. He is making that clear choice here. His results are predictable.

    September 7, 2012 10:47 am at 10:47 am |
  12. Lynda/Minnesota

    Well, I suppose Obama COULD speak in tongues and promise he'll add 12 million NEW jobs like Mitt Romney did. Of course, he'd be lying through his teeth ... which really WOULD disappoint me.

    Romney can't even back up his Bain job creation days with hard facts. Truth is, he's been running away from Bain for months now. And his days in Massachusetts. And himself. Oh, well. Lying comes easy to Mr. Mitt Romney. It came easy to George W. Bush, too.

    Oh, by the way. I'd like to thank Charlie Christ for speaking for me (and I imagine many, many others) at the DNC convention last night. It was refreshing to note that we aren't alone in no longer being welcomed in a political party we supported for years. I know I did ... support Republicans, that is.

    September 7, 2012 10:48 am at 10:48 am |
  13. Jerry

    Obama/Biden/Democrats: they stunk before, they lied to the American people, divided the country mostly along racial lines and gender, etc., etc., etc., and they still stink, still continue to lie, still continue to divide the American people, etc., etc., etc.

    If you have any doubts about the lies and stupid denials, check out two of the Mr. Obama schooled liars: the Florida embarrassment called Debbie (Whats-Her-Man Schultz?) and Mr. Obama campaign spokesperson , Ms. Cut-her.

    I myself don't want any more "HOPE". I JUST WANT "CHANGE"! Therefore, this life-long Democrat, this time around, will be voting (WIN OR LOSE) for the Romney/Ryan ticket.

    OK, Obamamites, now you can squirm out of the woodwork!!!

    September 7, 2012 10:48 am at 10:48 am |
  14. Namejkane sfl a vote for the gop will cut your moms medicare and soc sec .can you afford to pay for them???

    We have had months and months of job growth while Obama has been in office ,while under gop goof party control , month and months of job losses , president Obama has my vote !!!!!the gop has been trying to keep the economic in the toilet for three years . Don't you see the gop and romney hopeing for a bad jobs report at our expence to get back in the white house . Lyin Ryan has been at the helm in the house tryin to block all jobs programs to keep the economic in the toilet , if you don't have a job ,blame Ryan who lives off the tax payer and the gop !!!!!kind go up under the dems and backwards under the gop that's their record ,look it up.

    September 7, 2012 10:52 am at 10:52 am |
  15. Luke Brown

    This is America's chance to kill off the Tea Party. If Obama wins, and Dems make gains in Congress.. they and their messages of hate and polarization will be over.

    Maybe even the Republicans will get the message that America wants more than anti-Obama rhetoric and simpleton politicians like Lyin' Ryan. We want to see our country move forward.

    September 7, 2012 10:56 am at 10:56 am |
  16. Gurgyl

    Congress is the main problem in USA so we need Term-Limits in congress and senate. Period.

    September 7, 2012 10:58 am at 10:58 am |
  17. Cade

    Ouch! How will Obama spin it this time?

    September 7, 2012 11:07 am at 11:07 am |
  18. Larry IN Houston

    may the best man win

    September 7, 2012 11:10 am at 11:10 am |
  19. RealityBites

    In August, manufacturing was particularly hard hit, shedding 15,000 jobs.
    But today CNN's self-proclaimed Fact Check gave Obama the expected "technically coorect" on his US manufacturing rebound stmts during the conviention.

    September 7, 2012 11:11 am at 11:11 am |
  20. gt

    we know...here it goes again..stay the course....raise tax on the rich....wind power..blag..blag....same old crap

    September 7, 2012 11:12 am at 11:12 am |
  21. Hongli

    All President Obama has to do is show the job chart of George Bush for the last six months of 2008 and show his job chart for 2012 and Americans will see what a MESS was inherited . It took eight long years to create the MESS and it will take a longer time to get it all cleaned up.

    September 7, 2012 11:14 am at 11:14 am |
  22. demwit

    New Hampshire is a perfect place for Obama to talk about unemployment. The private sector is doing fine there..., right?

    September 7, 2012 11:14 am at 11:14 am |
  23. HOLY TIGHTY WHITIES WILLARD

    Pass the AMERICAN JOBS ACT NOW Congress!!!!

    September 7, 2012 11:16 am at 11:16 am |
  24. Fair is Fair

    "The drop in unemployment was caused because 368,000 people stopped looking for work"
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    So for every 1 job added, 4 people threw in the towel. Now that's "laser focus" on the economy, Obama-style.

    September 7, 2012 11:24 am at 11:24 am |
  25. Jon

    This jobs report is really not good! Between that and near $4 gas, he will lose. I am an independent voter and realistic about this sad reality.

    September 7, 2012 11:24 am at 11:24 am |
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