Obama vs. Romney 101: 5 Ways They Differ on Jobs - Government’s Role
Whether Mitt Romney or Barack Obama occupies the White House in January, one of them will have to deal with more than 12 million jobless Americans, or a little over 8 percent of the total workforce. Older teens are under particular duress, with an unemployment rate of more than 21 percent. Blacks have a 14 percent jobless rate. If you, like Mr. Romney, count the people who consider themselves to be underemployed, some 15 percent of Americans are looking for work.
Here are five areas where the candidates differ on how best to create jobs: government’s role, outsourcing, labor unions, minimum wage, and winners and losers.