There is no sugarcoating it, this is absolutely horrible: the US added only 69,000 jobs (not enough to keep up with the normal growth in the labor force) and the unemployment rate climbed back up to 8.2%.
What is going on? Well, Europe is as big one, uncertainty about the Euro Zone economies is creating a huge drag on the US. The forced austerity that is happening at the state level is another, and is combined with the final wind-down of federal stimulus spending. And gas prices are a third.
But no matter the reason, this stinks.