"Lincoln Duncan"<quoted text>
Good news for Americans alas sad for tea party
The US added 146,000 jobs in November, official data shows, as the economy seemingly shrugged off storm Sandy.
The unexpectedly strong performance brought the unemployment rate down to
a four-year low of 7.7% of the workforce.
The jobs figure was well above most analysts' expectations and continued a recent surge that begun in July.
Weekly jobs claims registered a sharp but short-lived jump in the number claiming benefits in the states ravaged by the storm last month.
I note you say nothing about the fact 340,000 more American's gave up looking for a job. Think that may have skewed the nimber just a tad. You do realize it takes about 200,000 new jobs per month to keep up with population growth?
Personally I would love to see a period where 250,000 jobs were created each month, than we would see a real decline in the unemployment rate.