Unemployment Drops to 8.1 Percent; Mitt Romney Says “This Is Not Progress”
The latest unemployment numbers released today show it’s down to 8.1 percent with 115,000 jobs added in the month of April. So, does this mean the job market is making a rebound?
Gov. Mitt Romney discussed the news this morning on Fox and Friends, saying, “We should be seeing numbers [around] 500,000 jobs created every month. This is way, way, way off from what should be happening in a normal recovery.” He went on to say that the unemployment rate is going down because more people are dropping out of the work force than are getting jobs.
“We seem to be slowing down, not speeding up,”
Romney said. “This is not progress. This is very, very disappointing and a lot of American people are having very hard times, and this is not good news.”
Romney believes that Americans are aware that their lives are not better than they were four years ago because Obama’s record shows that his policies are not working.