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February Job Numbers Good News For Obama Administration

Labor Secretary Hilda Solis, Photo: Chris Prevatt

Slow and steady improvement is the outlook revealed in today’s report on jobs for the month of February 2012 from the U.S. Department of Labor. The economy added 227,000 workers to nonfarm payrolls in February, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported, while the unemployment rate held steady at 8.3 percent. That’s the lowest jobless rate since…

US Unemployment Drops to 8.6 Percent

Unemployment Rate 11-09 to 11-11

The Bureau of Labor Statistics today released the monthly employment report and things are looking up. The unemployment rate fell by 0.4 percentage point to 8.6 percent in November, and nonfarm payroll employment rose by 120,000…