May 21, 2013
Obama: ‘We need to create more jobs faster’
US President Barack Obama said today the labor market is not hiring workers fast enough, following the release of a government report that showed weaker-than-expected employment figures.
"But that's not good enough. We know it's not good enough. We need to create more jobs faster. We need to fill the hole left by this recession faster," Obama said during a campaign rally in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
The economy added 96,000 jobs in August, the Labor Department said today, well below expectations.