The Economy Gets Even Better
More bad news for the Democrats.
The national unemployment rate, which was at 5.5% (already bellow the average of the 70s, 80s, and 90s) has dropped to 5.4%. The preliminary job-creation numbers for the month of August (tend to be revised upwards at a later date) show that employers added 144,000 new jobs to the payrolls. August is the twelfth straight month that job numbers have gone up.In a further blow to Kerry’s already meager hopes of election, the number of new jobs for July was revised upwards and more than doubled (from 32,000 to 73,000).