Will Obama break even on jobs?
January 11th, 2012
06:41 AM ET
10 years ago

Will Obama break even on jobs?

New York (CNNMoney) - The job market is getting better, but it's far from healed. Will President Obama be able to turn things around in time to save his own job?

From the labor market's height to its trough, 8.8 million positions were cut during the financial crisis, and the unemployment rate soared as high as 10%.


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  1. T'sah From Virginia

    ►The job market is getting better, but it's far from healed. Will President Obama be able to turn things around in time to save his own job?◄

    If President Obama LOSE his job because of JOBS, then the American people are BLIND from all of the negative and lying rhetoric in the media coming from the RIGHT!!!! Americans have BLINDERS on and they forgot when President Obama took office, we were LOSING millions of jobs almost every month and the TURNED THAT AROUND!!!!!!

    Preside4nt Obama always stated that it would TAKE TIME!!! The Republicans – all of the candidates – always claimed that the GOVERNMENT does not create jobs but yet ALL OF THEM are stating they will if elected??? The entire campaign is all about "flip-flopping" and the right-VOTERS don't see it!!

    The media – especially CNN – has a tendency to "set the stage" on how they want they want the story to go and BLIND READERS just "follow it" and do not think for themselves!!!

    President Obama "will NOT" lose his job and I need to keep in mind that 95% of the rhetoric and lying and obstructionism is all coming from the RIGHT now and half of the country is not even paying attention to it – ONLY THE POLITICAL NUTS (like me)!!!

    Obama 2012 – He will NOT lose his JOB CNN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    January 11, 2012 06:53 am at 6:53 am |
  2. Frankly

    This is what confuses, Obama didn't create the crisis, the economy is by all measures light years better than when he took over in jan 2009? Why is he not getting credit for bringing us out if disaster? Obama has done a good job improving the economy that's just facts.

    January 11, 2012 07:05 am at 7:05 am |
  3. Sandy

    Um, excuse me, but he has already turned things around! We went from losing 700,000 jobs per month to 22 months of job gains. I'd say that's turning things around. Still a lot of work to do of course, but things HAVE turned around.

    January 11, 2012 07:51 am at 7:51 am |
  4. victory

    Yes he will. It is getting better and will continue to get better. It has been an uphill STRUGGLE; but one that he climbed and is climbing with intent and purpose for good of nation.

    January 11, 2012 07:55 am at 7:55 am |
  5. The Greedy Old Pigs have declared class war on US!

    The economy the GOBP deathcult destroyed is slowly improving despite the best efforts of the GOBP deathcult to obstruct progress. That will be President Obama's message and it will resonate with voters because that message is true.

    January 11, 2012 08:05 am at 8:05 am |