New Jobs Numbers Better Than Expected

Filed in National by on February 3, 2012

This is good news.

Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 243,000 in January, and the unemployment rate decreased to 8.3 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Job growth was widespread in the private sector, with large employment gains in professional and business services, leisure and hospitality, and manufacturing. Government employment changed little over the month.

Looks like we’re heading in the right direction.

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  1. puck says:

    According to Keynes this is the time to raise taxes and reduce spending.

  2. Perry says:

    This is wonderful news which I hope is sustained.

    A sour note, however, is that Repubs have already begun to take credit
    for this, giving credit to their do-nothing/obstructionist Congress for letting the free market operate.

    It’s bogus, of course! No credit is forthcoming for the policies put in place by the President and the Dems.

  3. Liberal Elite says:

    Looks like Obama is a few points up on Intrade.

    If Romney is going to actually win this, you’ll probably never get better odds betting on him…

  4. SARKARI JOBS says:


  5. Jason330 says:

    BTW – SARKARI JOBS is Steve Jobs Indonesian Kenyan Muslim twin brother.