P.S. and as for the unemployment rate being higher you can look at the chart and also see that the number of people looking for work is also higher....you're right, it is like talking to a child, with you. The last 2 years of GWB, Dems controlled the congress, I believe the term is 'Lame Duck'. And that's also when the economy began taking a turn for the worse. The unemployment rate that Oblama was gonna lower, is still higher than it was when he took office, so there is still not one 'net job' created, although welfare and food stamps have quadrupled, some would consider that a plus,(but not working tax payers)...and taking your self proclaimed nickname and adjusting it to fit your aptitude is not exactly 'name calling'...have a nice day yerself...
in dec. 2008 there were 154,447,000 people looking for work in dec 2012 it was 155,511,000 an increase of 1,064,000
and in Jan 2009 it was 153,716,000 and in Jan 2013 iw was 155,654,000 an increase of 1,938,000
The unemploy. rate in dec 2008 was 7.2% and in dec 2012 it was 7.8 and in Jan 2009 it was 7.6 and in 2013 it was 7.9 [ if you look it up you will see that there are more people employed now than when Obama came into office In Jan 2990 there were 142,009,000 people employed in Jan 2013 there are 143,322,000 people working an increase of 2,313,000
in Feb 2009 it was 141,748,000 and in Feb 2013 it was 143,492,000 and in 2013 it was 143,492,000 an increase of 1,744,000
you can look it up here http://www.bls.gov/news.release/archives/emps...
The unemployment rate may be up but so is the number of people looking for work and the number of people that are employed.
You have to be able to make an adjustment for the number of people added to the workforce and if you did that the unemployment rate would be lower today than it was when Obama took office.
Have a nice day