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Fri Oct 19, 2012, 08:13 PM

Unemployment rate drops in 41 states, including most swing states

Source: Washington Post

The unemployment rate dropped in 41 states in September, including many of the top swing states in the presidential race, according to new data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
As we noted this a.m. in Morning Fix, the state-based unemployment numbers can actually be a better indication of how the voters that matter in the 2012 election (i.e. swing state voters) are viewing the economy than the national unemployment figures.
And just as President Obama got a relatively good national jobs report earlier this month, on Friday he got an improved state-based jobs report.
Among the states seeing a decline in their unemployment rate were:
* Colorado (from 8.2 percent in August to 8.0 percent in September)
* Florida (from 8.8 percent to 8.7 percent)
* Iowa (from 5.5 percent to 5.2 percent)
* Nevada (from 12.1 percent to 11.8 percent)

Read more: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2012/10/19/unemployment-rate-drops-in-41-states-including-most-swing-states/



Search and didn't see this posted yet. This ought to move the ball ...

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Response to joefree1 (Original post)

Fri Oct 19, 2012, 08:35 PM

1. The Dems need ads to promote....

 

the drop in the UE rate....the rebound in the housing market, the win against China at the WTO in favor of American workers, etc. Obama's last debate is on foreign policy. We need to be driving home the economic progress we are finally making despite repuke attempts to harm Americans. The repukkes in the House and Senate are traitors that deserve to be shot at sunrise without trial. I am so sick and tired of listening to that old fucker McConnell and Timmy Four-eyes, Orange Man and the blue-eyed boy stupid from Wisconsin I could scream.

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Response to Swede Atlanta (Reply #1)

Sat Oct 20, 2012, 04:59 PM

4. The Obama Ad Featuring Morgan Freeman Promotes The Recovery...

...Yet, the media continues with the narrative that Romney is winning on the economy while ignoring the holes in Romney's tax plan and proposal to end Medicare.

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Response to joefree1 (Original post)

Fri Oct 19, 2012, 08:41 PM

2. When do the third quarter economic numbers come out? Anyone know the date? (eom)

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Response to StevieM (Reply #2)

Sat Oct 20, 2012, 05:45 PM

6. November 2nd

 

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Response to boingboinh (Reply #6)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 09:28 PM

7. Nov 2 is when the unemployment numbers for October come out. I'm talking about the 3rd quarter

(July-September) GDP growth rate. That should be some time at the end of October.

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Response to boingboinh (Reply #6)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 10:03 PM

8. Actually, I found the answer. The new numbers come out on Friday, October 26 (eom)

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Response to joefree1 (Original post)

Fri Oct 19, 2012, 11:02 PM

3. Those are some nice drops even though they're not that big but it's a positive sign.

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Response to joefree1 (Original post)

Sat Oct 20, 2012, 05:45 PM

5. I believe NOV 2nd is the Final National Unemployment Report released Publically....

 

that should be an interesting day considering all these states are reporting drops

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