October Unemployment Rate at 4.4%, Lowest in 5 1/2 Years … All part of that Bad Economy We hear About
Posted in: Economy
More economic reporting from Hooverville. The October unemployment rate is at a 5 1/2 year low at 4.4%. Interesting we do not hear more about the economy in the news during this midterm election. Could it be because its a beneficial topic to incumbent Republicans?
The unemployment rate fell in October to 4.4 percent from 4.6 percent in September. It was the lowest unemployment rate since 4.3 percent in May 2001 and was likely to fan concerns that labor markets are growing tight and could contribute to inflation pressures. (Reuters)
Unemployment rate drops to 4.4% from 4.6% in September
139,000 more jobs were created in August and September than it had previously thought.
230,000 new jobs in August instead of 188,000 as originally reported
Average hourly earnings rose 0.4 percent to $16.91 – higher than the 0.3 percent that analysts had anticipated
Over the year, average hourly earnings have risen by 3.9 percent
There is a simple choice out there. With all the rhetoric, name calling, nasty ads and gotcha last minute election politics prior to November 7 one thing is a fact and for certain. Republicans are for lower taxes and Democrats are for higher ones. People need to really take a look as to why the economy has rebounded like it has since the .com bubble collapse and 9/11. Its not about government interference, its about letting people spend their own money. For those who think tax breaks have only affected the rich, has anyone taken a look at their 401k statements lately? Retirement plans are not just for the rich anymore.
Elections do matter.