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September 7, 2012 3:27 pm

Jobs Report Threatens Obama’s Re-Election Message

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President Barack Obama gives remarks on education at a Hispanic Chamber of Commerce gathering in 2009. Photo: wiki commons.

The Hill – The economy added 96,000 jobs in August, a paltry figure that threatens to undermine President Obama’s case for a second term as he tries to carry forward the momentum from the Democratic National Convention.

The unemployment rate fell to 8.1 percent from 8.3 percent, according to the Bureau for Labor Statistics, but only because more people gave up on looking for work.

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