This morning, the U.S. Department of Labor released it's latest look at the state of the jobs market, and it wasn't pretty.
Hiring slowed dramatically in March, clouding optimism about the strength of the recovery. Employers added 120,000 jobs in the month, falling far short of economists' expectations.
Though the economy is still headed towards a path of growth, how will this sluggish news affect the 2012 presidential race?
DNC Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-FL) talks with Soledad this morning before the jobs numbers release about how overall economic improvement will only help President Obama in November.
"We're moving in the right direction," Wasserman-Schultz says. "President Obama wants to continue to press forward and create more jobs, create an environment that makes sure that everybody in America has an opportunity to be successful and that we can build an economy that's built to last. And that's the direction we're headed."
Wasserman-Schultz also went on to criticize leading GOP candidate Mitt Romney, who she says is "not a person with a track record you can write home about."
"When he was head of Bain Capital, his responsibility was to take apart companies, break them up and sell off the pieces for significant profit," She says. "When he was Governor of Massachusetts and the only opportunity he had to be a public policy role, his state was not in very good shape. They had the second lowest job creation in the country."
"He certainly is not one to be talking about a recovery that should have been bigger," she adds.
Soledad also asks Wasserman-Schultz to respond to criticism from AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on the JOBS Act. See the video below.