Hey kids, guess what time it is! It’s job creation time! Which means it’s time to bring back that sexy economic data source, the Bikini Graph! That sound you hear is the GOP demanding President Obama’s impeachment for allowing this to happen on his watch. JobsGhazi!!!!
As always, red columns point to monthly job totals under the Bush administration, while blue columns point to job totals under the Obama administration. Me oh my, look at all that blue!
Via Steve Benen at The Maddow Blog, here’s the latest on the new report from Bureau of Labor Statistics, including how the U.S. economy added 223,000 jobs in April. In fact, The overall unemployment rate dropped to 5.4%, the lowest it’s been since May 2008. “Where are the jobs?” the GOP asks. Why, right here, you fools, in spite of your efforts to stifle Democratic jobs bills galore.
All told, the U.S. has added 2.98 million jobs over the last 12 months. April was the 55th consecutive month of positive job growth – the best stretch since 1939 – and the 62nd consecutive month in which we’ve seen private-sector job growth, which is the longest on record.
Oh! One more thing. Here’s a bonus graph to show all those snarling Republicans who are finding it increasingly difficult to use the economy against President Obama specifically and Democrats in general:
Benen has more at the link.