Vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan cited the number of Americans who could only find part-time work as a sign that President Obama should not be re-elected.
“Today is a sad indictment of the diminished expectations under President Obama,” Ryan said after acknowledging that “any job growth is welcome” for unemployed people. “Two-thirds of those who found work took part-time jobs when they are actually seeking full-time ones. We should not have to settle for this new normal. This is not what a real recovery looks like.”
Yahoo explained that “The number of people with part-time jobs who wanted full-time work rose 7.5 percent to 8.6 million, the most since February 2009.”