Unemployment rate drops to 9.5 percent.
But we lost 125,000 jobs.
But we added 83,000 private sector jobs.
And this clearly means no “double-dip” for now. But contrary to Rick Santelli and the deficit hawks (who vote for corporate welfare regularly) we need a substantive jobs bill. Now.
It’s also worth noting that 17 Republican senators who filibustered unemployment benefits and the jobs bill also have double-digit unemployment rates in their home states. Heckuva.