Twitter

Some Good News On #Employment

Finally, a bright spot in an otherwise dreary subject area:
Employers hired in February at the fastest pace in almost a year and the unemployment rate fell to 8.9 percent - a nearly two-year low.

The economy added 192,000 jobs last month, with factories, professional and business services, education and health care among those expanding employment. Retailers, however, trimmed jobs. State and local government, wrestling with budget shortfalls, slashed 30,000 jobs, the most since November. Federal government hiring was flat.

Private employers added 222,000 jobs last month, the most since April. That shows that companies are feeling more confident in the economy and about their own financial prospects. And it bolstered hopes that businesses will shift into a more aggressively hiring mode and boost the economic recovery.

The unemployment rate is now at the lowest point since April 2009. It has been falling for three months, down from 9.8 percent in November, marking the sharpest three-month decline since 1983.
...and yet some folks cannot see that this is good news.

It's sad that some people are so blinded by their hyper-partisanship that they cannot admit that good things can happen when a member of the opposing party is President. This was the case with George W. Bush, and is currently the case with Barack Obama.

Look, I'm not saying that everything is peachy and America is back on Easy Street (though I'm not sure that we've EVER been there). What I am saying is that the unemployment numbers dropping to just under nine percent is a GOOD thing -- regardless of your political persuasion.