Is the 2012 Presidential Election All About Jobs Jobs Jobs?

In the United States, the unemployment rate declined from 8.1% in August to 7.8% in September, with 114,000 jobs added last month, according to figures released this morning by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). There has been positive private-sector job growth for more than two and a half years.

In response to the release of the September 2012 job growth, AFL-CIO President said this morning’s jobs report: confirms that the economy is finally beginning to build some momentum, as we work to dig out of the devastatingly deep hole that President Obama inherited from George W. Bush and a generation of flawed policies. Now we need the President and Congress to build on this momentum and keep their focus on job creation, including by passing the American Jobs Act.

Some political analyst assert that the 2012 Presidential Race is all about jobs, jobs, jobs. As the Race For the White House is speeding up, will President Obama get boost in the polls due to decrease in the unemployment rate in September?

Source(s): AFL-CIO. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

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