Posted By: Michael Sweeney
Apr. 2, 2010
Just a quick one – since I had posted a previous version of this chart (about 6 weeks ago, available here) – to update some good news for President Obama and the administration about continuing to turn around the economy. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics just released its March jobs report, which shows that the economy added 162,000 jobs in the just-concluded month…which is the largest number of jobs added in ANY month during the past three years.
Of course, let me beat the FOX Newsers and GOP talking-point spewers to the punch: Yes, yes – some of these are temporary US Census jobs…or even pre-April 15 gigs with some of the major tax prep firms, but…for a mom or dad or single person or retiree who had been struggling to get by – AND who likely long-ago went through their unemployment compensation eligibility (if not their savings and credit) – these ARE jobs, providing income, opportunity, some safety, and even important confidence and general good, positive feelings. Better than nothing, that’s for sure…and – coincidentally enough! – that (NOTHING) is what they would get from the elephant side of the aisle if McConnell, Boehner, et al had their ways…So – keep up the good work, Mr. President!
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