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Holiday Unemployment Down 3 Million from Obama Economy at Same Time 5 Years Ago


Added 12-07-19 11:45:02am EST - “Friday's job numbers were a huge boost to the Trump administration -- and they present a challenge for the Democrats if they're going to run on the economy.” - Westernjournal.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Westernjournal.com: “Holiday Unemployment Down 3 Million from Obama Economy at Same Time 5 Years Ago”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Joe Raedle / Getty ImagesPresident Donald Trump speaks during a homecoming campaign rally at the BB&T Center on Nov. 26, 2019, in Sunrise, Florida. (Joe Raedle / Getty Images)

As I sit down to write this, it’s going to maybe hit 44 degrees Fahrenheit on Saturday and the forecast is for sunny weather. The night might be a little bit chilly — going down to about 27 — but given that most of D.C. will be hunched down at home or inside Foggy Bottom taprooms by then, that’s no big deal.

So that part doesn’t follow the old Christmas standard. However, the jobs news is, indeed, so delightful. (Yes, that’s the way the carol goes in D.C., I swear.)

The November employment report, released Friday, showed that payrolls jumped by 266,000 last month. Bloomberg reported their surveys showed an expectation of 180,000 jobs added. So much for that recession prediction, at least for the moment.

Obviously, we’re coming up to an election year, which means comparing the incumbent with his predecessor. There are plenty of differences, as you’re probably aware of, and a lot of them have to deal with personal preference.

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