Government employment fell in August, as 114,000 temporary workers hired for the decennial census completed their work. Private-sector payroll employment continued to trend up modestly (+67,000). Employment changed little (-54,000) in August, and the unemployment rate was about unchanged at 9.6 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.
U.S. President Barack Obama said on Friday that the latest monthly jobs report was "positive news," but the country should continue to speed up its job-creation efforts.
Businesses won't create more jobs until consumers start spending again. But American households can't and won't spend because they're still trying to get out from under a huge load of debt, and they're worried about losing their jobs. It's a vicious cycle.
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The Republicans' advantage over Democrats in the battle for control of the U.S. Congress is on the rise, a CNN poll released Monday indicates.
Republican bigwigs have just hours left today to push their gubernatorial nominee off the ballot or to start the work of bolstering his campaign.
U.S. President Barack Obama Friday declared that
the economy was "moving in the right direction" despite the slight
upturn in the unemployment rate.