The Candidates on the Issues: Jobs

Democrats, GOP Spin Latest U.S. Jobs Figures

The U.S. Department of Labor announced Friday that the economy added about 250,000 new jobs in April, making it the ninth month of job growth in a row. The Bush administration hailed the numbers, but Democratic presidential candidate Sen. John Kerry issued a statement calling the job growth too slow, noting that the nation's overall unemployment rate did not change. NPR's Jim Zarroli takes a look at how both Democrats and Republicans are trying to tout their rival plans for job growth as the election nears.



The Candidates on the Economy

ListenPresident Bush on the Economy

Listen Bush on Outsourcing

ListenBush on Tax Cuts and Job Promotion

ListenBush on Tax Cuts

From a speech given March 30, 2004, in Green Bay, Wisc.
ListenSen. Kerry on Economic Policy (from a speech given March 26, 2004 in Detroit, Mich.)

ListenKerry on Outsourcing (from a speech given May 7, 2004 in Phoenix, Ariz.)

ListenKerry on Tax Code (from a speech given March 26, 2004 in Detroit, Mich.)

ListenKerry on Trade Agreements (from a speech given May 7, 2004 in Phoenix, Ariz.)

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