Job growth is continuing but has slowed due to the austerity policies of the right-wingers in the U.S. and abroad.
More stimulus is obviously needed to keep the recovery going - but the Repub majority in the House has broken their promise to "focus like a laser beam on jobs jobs jobs" and has instead been focusing on austerity measures that kill jobs.

Plus right-wing political forces in Europe - where the conservative-led U.K. has fallen into a double dip recession as a result of harsh austerity measures - have also been pushing austerity measures that have worsened the Europe recession.

The tough economy in Europe and other parts of the world has a negative effect on the U.S. economy as well.

Conservative austerity policies have slowed the recovery in the U.S. and prevented any recovery in Europe - where the unemployment rate is a shocking 11%.

Because of the election year posturing and obstruction of the Repub majority in the House - there's no hope of getting any economic stimulus legislation passed.
The Repubs have blocked and will surely continue to block any effort to pass legislation designed to keep the recovery going and to create jobs.

Hopefully the Fed will act to aid the recovery.