Chris Lawson, Ceo, Eli Daniel Group: Chris Lawson featured on WTVN, Columbus, Ohio talks about the 2012 June job numbers and the effct on Small Businesses across the country.
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers added only 80,000 jobs in June, a third straight month of weak hiring that shows the economy is still struggling three years after the recession ended. The unemployment rate was unchanged at 8.2 percent, the Labor Department said Friday. The economy added an average of just 75,000 jobs a month in the April-June quarter — one-third of the pace in the first quarter. For the first six months of 2012, employers added an average of 150,000 jobs a month. That’s fewer than the 161,000 average for the first half of 2011. Weaker job creation has caused consumers to pull back on spending.
Chris Lawson, CEO of Eli Daniel Group, a Texas-based job staffing/consulting firm.