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The economy added 195,000 jobs in June, the same number added in May, and better than the 160,000 that analysts were predicting. Read more...
During the ABC This Week Roundtable, George Will tries to argue that President Obama's job record isn't isn't an accurate reflection of joblessness due to a decline in participation, citing job losses since Bush. Read more...
Employers added 157,000 jobs last month and 127,000 more jobs were created in November and December than previously reported, the Labor Department said. Read more...
This morning, the much anticipated "Jobs Report" for October... the last Jobs Report before the election next Tuesday... was released as scheduled, revealing that 171,000 jobs were created last month, a strong jump from the "114,000 jobs" reported Read more...
Continuing their jihad against fact-based evidence, Laura Ingraham and The Combover are absolutely convinced that today's announced uptick of unemployment benefits claims prove that THE BLS IS IN THE TANK FOR OBAMA ZOMG!1!1! It's unclear, Read more...

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The U.S. added 114,000 jobs in September, causing the unemployment rate to slip to 7.8 percent—a figure not seen since January 2009, when President Obama first took office. There were other unexpected nuggets of good news, too: numbers for Read more...
During a segment on Tuesday criticizing the Obama administration for its messaging on the economy, a Fox & Friends graphic claimed that the "real unemployment rate" had increased from 7.8% in 2009 to 14.7% now. Read more...
Looks like Mitt Romney might want to get himself a better Communications Director than Gail Gitcho. From this Thursday night's Anderson Cooper 360: Anderson Cooper Explains Non-Partisan Congressional Budget Office To Top Romney Adviser: Romney Read more...
As TPM noted, Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell begrudgingly admitted that President Obama's policies have helped his state, undermining Mitt Romney's arguments that his policies have made the economy worse: Bob McDonnell: OK, Obama Deserves A Little Read more...
From the Wall Street Journal, columnist Justin Lahart takes a look at how state and local job losses drove up the unemployment rate. Let's remember that the states run by Republican governors insisted on paying for tax cuts by laying off Read more...