Blog of Joseph H. Boyett, Ph.D., author of twenty books on leadership and politics including Getting Things Done in Washington: Lessons for Progressives from Landmark Legislation (ASJA Press, 2011)
Friday, February 5, 2010
Good news about jobs
Good news is out today about the jobs picture. The unemployment rate dropped to 9.7% in January, still high but a steady improvement over the 10% in November and December and much better than the 10.1% some analysts expected. Unemployment is down 0.4% from its peak in October. Other good news is that only 20,000 jobs were lost in January versus 150,000 in December.
See analysis from the Center for Economic and Policy Research here: