Weak Employment Data Put Pressure on Obama’s Pitch of Economic Rebound
By CONOR DOUGHERTY, BEN CASSELMAN, and LAURA MECKLER
U.S. job growth slowed in April, spooking markets and giving President Barack Obama a tougher sell as he tries to convince voters that the economy is on the mend.
The disappointing jobs report raised concerns that the economy, which appeared to be accelerating late last year and early this year, is bogging down again. The labor force shrank again last month, indicating more workers are throwing in the towel.