President Obama's proposed $3.7 trillion dollar federal government budget works some economic magic, from disappearing programs to mystery funding sources. Here’s a look at five key head-scratchers in the 2012 budget:
The economy should continue to add jobs despite the sequester. The jobs report shows the housing recovery bolstering employment. Homeowner optimism is likely to improve, too.
A third of workers are eager to change jobs. But with unemployment still high at 7.8 percent and job growth tepid, a job switch will prove more difficult for some workers than others.
US adds only 69,000 net jobs, the smallest gain in a year. Employers pull in their horns in the face of fears over the eurozone and worries about the US elections and the expiration of tax cuts.
The unemployment rate for April was 8.1 percent, the lowest rate since President Obama took office. But the unemployment rate is falling for all the wrong reasons.
The disappointing March employment report suggests job growth is coming back in sync with economic expansion after unusually strong job growth in the winter.