President Obama did his best to spin the jobs report on Friday as a sign of progress, but as the liberal New York Times reported it’s not all wine and roses.

A report from the National Employment Law Project, a liberal research and advocacy organization that focuses on labor issues, found that while the majority of jobs lost in the downturn were middle-income jobs, the majority of the jobs created since then had been lower-wage ones.

And for those looking for a job, things are still tough.

 “I’m not just competing against all the other people who are out of work,” said Griff Coxey, 57, of Cascade, Wis., who was laid off in May from his controller job at a small business. “I’m also competing against all those people who are actually working but are underemployed.”

We don’t need another 4 years of stagnant or low-wage job growth. We need some real leadership and real action that will put this country back to work and move it forward not backward, as we have been for the last four years.

 

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