Today’s Jobs Report Will Have a Big Political Impact

By Jim Geraghty in the National Review:

This . . . is an awful jobs report.

A few things to keep in mind as you peruse all the bad news below the headline that unemployment went up to 9.2 percent.

First, I wonder if Obama adviser David Plouffe still believes what he said yesterday.

“The average American does not view the economy through the prism of GDP or unemployment rates or even monthly jobs numbers,” Plouffe said. “People won’t vote based on the unemployment rate, they’re going to vote based on: ‘How do I feel about my own situation? Do I believe the president makes decisions based on me and my family?’”

“Their decision next year will be based upon two things,” Plouffe said. “How do I feel about things right now and then, ultimately, campaigns are always much more about the future and who do I think has got the best idea, the best vision for where to take the country?”

Read the rest here.

The chart at the end of the article, is particularly amusing, disgusting, or maddening, depending on how you’re feeling at the moment:


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One Response to “Today’s Jobs Report Will Have a Big Political Impact”

  1. Ciaran Says:

    The employment rate is ghastly. I don’t know if this link will post – but here’s a chart showing decades of empolyment rates.

    The USA has been WRECKED, in the past few decades.

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