Obama, however, finds the economy no less volatile than the international scene.
The first quarter of the year grew at a less than expected 2.2 percent rate. A private survey released this week found that the manufacturing activity grew in April at the fastest pace in 10 months. The news helped the Dow Jones industrial average close Tuesday at its highest level in more than four years. Then Wednesday, the payroll processor ADP showed that U.S. businesses sharply reduced their hiring pace in April.
The government's own new unemployment rates will come Friday. That's one day before Obama heads out for his campaign rallies.