President Obama braces for June jobs report
POSTED: Thursday, July 5, 2012 - 4:00am
UPDATED: Thursday, July 5, 2012 - 4:14am
Weak June manufacturing numbers released Monday intensified concern about the fragility of the economic recovery and turned election-watchers’ attention toward unemployment numbers due out at the end of this week.
The reports, just four months before voters cast their ballots in the presidential election, come amid a wave of bad news on the global economy, which is seen by both the White House and President Obama’s critics as the most potent threat to his chances of securing a second term in office.
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