Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaOvernight Energy: Dems ask Pruitt to justify first-class travel | Obama EPA chief says reg rollback won't stand | Ex-adviser expects Trump to eventually rejoin Paris accord Overnight Regulation: Trump to take steps to ban bump stocks | Trump eases rules on insurance sold outside of ObamaCare | FCC to officially rescind net neutrality Thursday | Obama EPA chief: Reg rollback won't stand Ex-US ambassador: Mueller is the one who is tough on Russia MORE called on Congress and President Bush to take economic relief measures in response to the Labor Department's June employment numbers, which were released today.

Unemployment held at 5.5 percent in June, while 62,000 jobs were lost, the report stated. Obama called for immediate action.

"I'm calling on Congress and the President to enact real, immediate relief with energy rebates for working families this summer, a fund to help families avoid foreclosure, extended benefits for the long-term jobless, and assistance to states that have been hard-hit by the economic downturn," Obama said today in a written statement circulated by his campaign.

Obama worked in a shot at GOP rival John McCainJohn Sidney McCainLawmakers worry about rise of fake video technology Democrats put Dreamers and their party in danger by playing hardball Trump set a good defense budget, but here is how to make it better MORE, comparing the Arizona senator to Bush: "We can't afford four more years of more of the same," Obama said. "That is the essential issue of this campaign because Senator McCain has fully embraced the Bush economic agenda."

McCain also called for immediate tax relief in response to the report today. As small businesses struggle to grow and create new jobs, McCain said, "We cannot raise taxes, increase regulation and isolate ourselves from foreign markets."