JOB MARKET-TRENDS

September 5, 2012 - 4:48 PM
President Barack Obama waves to supporters as he arrives at the Charlotte/Douglas International Airport for the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012. While Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney's campaign rhetoric is emphasizing the current 8.3 percent unemployment rate, compared with 7.8 percent when Obama took office, President Obama's campaign naturally prefers to stress the more than 4 million jobs the economy has added in the past 2½ years. However, neither figure fully illustrates the state of the job market. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)