In October, the economy added 159,000 private-sector jobs, far exceeding expectations. It’s the best private-sector total since April, and the second strongest report since the start of the Great Recession in late 2007. It was also the tenth consecutive month of private-sector growth — a streak unseen in more than three years.
All told, the economy has added more than 1.1 million private-sector jobs in 2010. For comparison purposes, note that the economy lost nearly 4.7 million private-sector jobs in 2009, and lost 3.8 million in 2008.
Of course voters just handcuffed the party that’s responsible for helping this along. Those of you who voted Republican this week? Good job. You’re smart.