Thursday, October 16, 2014

FACT CHECK: What is the Employment Rate in the U.S.?

It's the season when lots of political ads come out, and we've seen a couple
saying that "No jobs have been created in 6 years."  - Which is actually the BIGGEST untruth. Here are the cold, hard, non-partisan facts. 

Here are a couple of sources: POLITICO just published this story:  Unemployment hits 6-year low

By MJ LEE | 10/3/14 8:35 AM EDT Updated: 10/5/14 5:17 PM EDT

Unemployment fell below 6 percent for the first time in more than six years, dipping to 5.9 percent in September with the economy adding 248,000 jobs, the Labor Department reported on Friday. The last time unemployment was below 6 percent was in July 2008, when it was 5.8 percent.
The number of new jobs easily surpassed expectations — analysts had predicted 215,000 jobs created last month, according to a Bloomberg survey.
Friday’s robust jobs report comes at an opportune time for the White House as it makes a final push ahead the midterm elections to highlight the economic recovery during the Obama administration. This is the last jobs report before voters go to the polls on Nov. 4.

Here's the report from the U.S. Govt Bureau of Labor Statistics:
Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 248,000 in September, and the 
unemployment rate declined to 5.9 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
reported today. Employment increased in professional and business services, 
retail trade, and health care.  FULL REPORT: 

 Fri Aug 01, 2014 at 06:34 AM PDT

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An added benefit!

Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

About us

We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next