According to the May 2012 jobs report, the economy created only 69,000 jobs. When this number is compared to 154,000 jobs created in March, and 115,000 in April, everyone in the country is concerned and afraid. This report is devastating, but coupled with the unemployment Imagenumber spiking up 1% to 8.2 %, the economic news this week for the president is bad.

“It is now clear to everyone that President Obama’s policies have failed to achieve their goals and that the Obama’s economy is crushing America’s middle class. The president’s election slogan may be forward, but it seems like we’ve been moving backward. We can do so much better in America. That’s why I’m running for president,” said Romney.

The U. S. economy for the last 27 months have added 4.3 million jobs to the economy, but when there is a bad month, the experts are ready to stone the president. Americans forget when President Bush left the White House; the country had lost 8 million jobs.

It is very easy for Romney to criticize the president, but the global economy is struggling, and this impacts the American economy. When you are standing on the outside, you always have all the answers. But, when you are given the job, now everyone wants results.

69,000 jobs were created in May, and President Obama is not happy with the report, and his results. Even though the report is not good, it is still an upward trend, and through June to August more jobs are created during the summer. Americans and foreigners are taking vacations, people are spending money, and companies need seasonal employees.

“The economy is growing but it is not growing fast enough. Monthly employment and unemployment figures can be volatile, and employment estimates can be subject to substantial revision.  Therefore, it is important not to read too much into any one monthly report, and it is helpful to consider each report in the context of other data that are becoming available,” said Alan Krueger, chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers.

Americans operate from a fix it now mentality and any problem we tend to think that we can put it in a microwave, and it is fixed in a couple of minutes. The price of gasoline is steadily falling, and the last time I looked it was $3.30 a gallon. The price peaked at $3.91 a gallon in April, and I don’t hear Romney giving the president kudos for saving Americans money at the pump in May.

We all can agree that the month of May was not a great month for creating jobs for the president. In May, the people looking for work grew by 640,000 as more Americans who hadn’t been looking for work started to look. Companies in May were reluctant to hire their summer help in May, so the unemployment rate inched up from 8.1% to 8.2%.

One bad month does not mean gloom and doom for President Obama’s baseline forecast for the economy. President Obama will need to speed up investments, credit availability, and jobs with his plan for the country’s economic recovery. Americans are still worried about their economic future, and in order for the president to be reelected, he must be able to claim our fears.

The month of June is very important for President Obama’s reelection campaign, because he will need a spike in job growth. In order to gain more economic confidence from the country, he will need to double job growth from 69,000 to 140,000 in June, and unemployment numbers need to go down.   

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