Obama to address jobs report Friday morning
July 5th, 2012
10:23 PM ET
10 years ago

Obama to address jobs report Friday morning

(CNN) - President Barack Obama will address the latest jobs report, to be released Friday morning, at his first campaign event of the day in Poland, Ohio, a senior campaign official told CNN.

Economists surveyed by CNNMoney expect the monthly report to show the economy added 95,000 jobs in June.

That would be an improvement over the 69,000 jobs added in May, but is still pretty weak and unlikely to make the unemployment rate budge from its current 8.2%.

- CNN White House Correspondent Dan Lothian and CNNMoney's Annalyn Censky contributed to this report

Filed under: Economy • Jobs • President Obama
soundoff (23 Responses)
  1. Westminster

    he must know it's good news!

    Obama '12

    July 5, 2012 10:31 pm at 10:31 pm |
  2. ShrinkingClass

    Congress is working against the citizens of the united states and the media and congress are looking the other way!

    We, the taxayers, are paying unemployment to college degreed, skilled U.S. citizens who are being forced to TRAIN entry level foreigners from INDIA in the U.S. on Congress approved work visas!

    Tell congress to stop working against U.S. citizens! The MEDIA is giving it a pass as they don't want to report anything that may expose their large corporate advertisers!

    America's highest-skilled workers are being displaced from their professions by employment-based visas:
    •H-1b: Congress has authorized employers to sponsor and hire foreign workers regardless of whether qualified Americans are available to fill the positions. Employers can legally force Americans to train their foreign H-1b replacements as a condition of receiving a severance package.
    •L-1: Congress has authorized employers to bring foreign workers into the U.S. for one year while continuing to pay them their foreign wage level.
    •PERM: Congress has authorized employers to sponsor foreign workers for green cards by simply running a few classified ads and then to find any reason possible to disqualify all American applicants.

    July 5, 2012 10:38 pm at 10:38 pm |
  3. Larry L

    I'm proud of our President. As an old, 34-year veteran, white, over-educated, over-paid Texan I'm not supposed to support anybody but those the right-wing offers as potential leaders. Still... President Obama is the finest example of an American President I've observed in all of the years of following politics. I campaigned for the Honorable MG Barry Goldwater.

    July 5, 2012 10:48 pm at 10:48 pm |
  4. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    THe GOP is going to critize it even if there were a million jobs added. There is always some dark lining to what ever cloud they see unless they are in power.

    July 5, 2012 11:10 pm at 11:10 pm |
  5. Phil Thomas

    I'm not a Mitt Romney fan based on his actions and the fact he changes positions based on political capital. Its seems to me the man would do anything to get the Job, yet if he wins I would support him. The thing about the way the President gets treated that is said is Fox News runs negative press 24/7 the same fox news that was Pro GOP and Pro Bush 24/7. I watched CNN and they are about the same but it really makes people think they know the president. He isn't plotting to take Guns away, he isn't Muslim, the mans been in office for three years why would he wait for a might be second term to do things it makes no sense. Use common sense and get past your hatred, people always rush to say the race card shouldn't come up but what other President got treated like this by Congress, the court system and Fringe parties who do nothing but character assassination. Bottom line, shame on you for degrading the office of the president, place the blame in the right place. Your twenty year congressman and stop blaming this man out of hatred, racism or what ever else motivates the hate you have in your heart

    July 5, 2012 11:27 pm at 11:27 pm |
  6. mmac

    the unemployment rate will rise to 8.4%

    July 5, 2012 11:37 pm at 11:37 pm |
  7. Fortinbras

    Looks like corporate activism is starting to give way to business reality. They can ignore consumer dollars for only so long.

    July 6, 2012 12:02 am at 12:02 am |
  8. enuff

    The RNC already has their response set up on speed dial.

    July 6, 2012 12:13 am at 12:13 am |
  9. concerned citizen

    CNN – Please choose a better photo for president. I am no longer a big supporter for him after becoming so disappointed by his big spending. But, still think he is a decent human being. This photo doesn't match that.

    July 6, 2012 01:05 am at 1:05 am |
  10. Name willardbullock

    Obama will be out 2012

    July 6, 2012 01:22 am at 1:22 am |
  11. esther williams

    we need more job opportunities to better lives.Mr.President we wait for what you will say today

    July 6, 2012 02:22 am at 2:22 am |
  12. J.V.Hodgson

    On this the devil will be in the detail as the private sector numbers are expected to be OK ish but the losses in the public sector at state level, especially in Republican states, will hurt.

    July 6, 2012 02:28 am at 2:28 am |
  13. gertiegallardo

    I would rather entertain and hope that people learned something than educate people and hope they were entertained. Walt disney said that. Best place to learn now a days is called High Speed Universities article by a famous editor check it out.

    July 6, 2012 02:41 am at 2:41 am |
  14. Adore ann coulter

    Now then. The jobs report is going to be weak because there arent any to be found. I like obama to an extent but his policies on energy are clearly not working out. Prices are killing us by way of decreasing the amount of money people can spend on things other than gas. I believe that is killing us on job creation and the policies on energy seem to be driven by a political need to seem eco friendly rather than by the reality of the situation. I can almost gurantee better job creation if we can get prices to go down to in between 2 to 2.50 a gallon.lower still would be nice but not reachable in the short term. His other economic policies seem to be working for now.

    July 6, 2012 03:17 am at 3:17 am |
  15. James

    USD index will tank today, precious metals will soar. good time to short and make some $

    July 6, 2012 04:10 am at 4:10 am |
  16. infonomics

    Seriously, who really believes anything that comes from the federal government ?

    July 6, 2012 05:17 am at 5:17 am |
  17. Jose

    This is great none the less! Positive numbers are better than negative. Like the weather a degree either way is significant

    July 6, 2012 05:51 am at 5:51 am |
  18. Steve

    Somewhere, the friends of somebody who has worked on this jobs report has been leaked information about it already and will make several million dollars by the end of the day today.

    July 6, 2012 06:04 am at 6:04 am |
  19. Max

    Does anyone still care about these job reports really? The only reason the US economy has stayed "`stable"(if we even dare calling it that) for now is because of massive amounts of borrowed money pumped into the economy. While Europe has been very busy balancing their budgets trough massive cuts and massive reforms (and feeling the hard time) the only thing Washington has done since they started this crisis in 2007 is increase borrowing by record amounts.

    The budget deficit for last year alone was 1.4 Trillion Dollars. Not to mention that people who stop looking for a job and start living off their family or food stamps don`t get counted. How many Americans on food Stamps now, 50 Million? Face it. The US is Broke. Just kick that giant Debt Can down the road guys.

    July 6, 2012 06:49 am at 6:49 am |
  20. Out Of Touch with reality

    totally out of touch in America

    July 6, 2012 07:15 am at 7:15 am |
  21. Steve- Illinois

    Another lethargic jobs report! But, don't worry, "The private sector is doing fine!" Barack Obama

    July 6, 2012 07:48 am at 7:48 am |
  22. Paul

    If narcissism was black Obama would be it.

    July 6, 2012 09:05 am at 9:05 am |
  23. Out Of Touch with reality

    Hey obama Where Are The JOBS? That Senator was right, "YOU LIE"

    July 6, 2012 09:26 am at 9:26 am |