Not entirely unexpected considering the regular numbers shenanigans from this administration. Horrible performance for 44 months and then suddenly an improvement–the month before the election. Right. Don’t get me wrong–I’d be thrilled if this number was real, but the fact of the matter is, like with everything else Obama does, it’s baked to benefit Obama with complete disregard about the impact on regular people’s lives. Santelli and Jack Welch have already chimed in with concerns about legitimacy. I would expect we’ll see an ‘adjustment’ just after the election reflecting the real number.

The U.S. unemployment rate fell to 7.8 percent last month, dropping below 8 percent for the first time in nearly four years. The rate declined because more people found work, a trend that could have an impact on undecided voters in the final month before the presidential election.

The Labor Department said Friday that employers added 114,000 jobs in September. The economy also created 86,000 more jobs in July and August than first estimated. Wages rose in September and more people started looking for work.

The revisions show employers added 146,000 jobs per month from July through September, up from 67,000 in the previous three months. The unemployment rate fell from 8.1 percent in August, matching its level in January 2009 when President Barack Obama took office.

The decline could help Obama, who is coming off a disappointing debate performance against GOP challenger Mitt Romney.

Heh. Here’s what Santelli (via Newsbusters), Welch and Pethokoukis think.

Santelli Smells A Rat: ‘I Told You They’d Get It Under 8%—They Did!’

AEI–James Pethokoukis: Jobs “recovery” built on part-time jobs, falling wages, and discouraged workers

Rep. Allen West: In regards to today’s Jobs report—I agree with former GE CEO Jack Welch, Chicago style politics is at work here.

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  1. Dave says:

    Mmmmmmm!!!! I LOVE the smell of books cooking in the morning!

  2. Patricia says:

    This is just the beginning. With Obama getting his hinny kicked in the debate they are completely and utterly into desperation mode. If we think we have seen “shenanigans” in the past with this diabolical administration, hold on to your hats, wallets, and underwear – we ain’t seen nothing yet!

  3. LucyLadley says:

    Patricia, thanks for your link. I thought this might happen. When I am walking around my neighborhood there are many curbs & sidewalks which were in fine condition being redone by hundreds of workers. I had the thought this was planned to take place just before the election to make last minute employment numbers look better. I’m sure they are union jobs. Gotta keep the unions happy before election.

    • Dave says:

      Yeah! thats weird LucyLadley,…..cuz when I went outside today, there were all these guys fixin’ my house up for the winter season, and some other dudes had 2 of my vehicles up on jacks and were fixing my front end on one and the
      muffler on the other. A bunch of vets showed up and they are caring for my 7 cats..This is GREAT!

      ( off topic,well… maybe not….. 😉 A friend of mine gave me a roll of Obama Toilet paper….his face on every sheet)

  4. jeaneeinabottle says:

    That’s funny you mentioned guys working on roads, here in CA you can’t drive on any road without it being worked on! The sad thing is, when I look up from that road there’s the Albertson’s, Wendy’s, 2 BoA’s and so many little shops in strip malls CLOSED or closing down. I predict more to follow if gas prices soar even more, today I paid $4.69!!!! just got a letter that my rent is going up $60 too…I can’t stand jug ears!!! I’ll keep praying for our country……and Mitt!

    • LucyLadley says:

      Jeaneeinabottle, I heard about your CA gas prices…. WOW, cute little shop in strip malls have closed here too. It’s so sad. Bummer about your rent going up. I’m joining you in prayer for our country.

    • naga5 says:

      i feel your pain. i work in simi valley and two weeks ago, they were fixing the onramp to the exit where there is the local costco. fast forward to two days ago and they were rerouting gas lines at that costco because they were shutting pumps down! 20 cent jump overnight. forget the odd/even gas days from the carter era. urkel is combining soviet style shortages with weimar republic pricing. and if it happens in cali, it’ll happen to you unless we stop this maniac from getting reelected.
      the automall in thousand oaks is visible from the freeway and looks to be ok. then drive on the main road that parallels the freeway and is not visible from the freeway. empty lots from the saturn dealership that was never replaced, GM dealership that put their cars on the freeway side to look crowded and the high end car dealerships getting sweet acreage visible from the freeway. its almost like a potempkin car mall! and on the the side of TO blvd, plenty of strip malls with lease available signs. the glimmer of good news is the new chik-fil-a is doing good business.

  5. dennisl59 says:

    Too good to wait for a TamWire Posting:

    posted 10/5 540pm Texas[Eastwooding]Time

    • LucyLadley says:

      Dennis, loved reading all the New Yorker comments after your link. Especially the ones from the progressives. It was educational to see that the Pres. is actually brilliant & came off this way in the first debate intentionally. & that the Pres. held back calling Romney on all the “lies”, just so he could blast him in the 2nd debate. The progressives think that conservatives have grossly underestimated the calculated brilliance of the Pres. coming off as likeable & not angry in the first debate. They are all saying, just wait until the next debates, then the undecided will all see how brilliant the Pres. is. Dennis, your links always help me to dig deeper, thanks for helping us stay on top of things. It helps to see how the “other side” views conservatives.

  6. midget says:

    I hope this is the October surprise because it can easily be defused.As for all the roadwork, here in the northeast last year we had hardly any snow to plow therefore the workers are ripping up all the old curbs all summer just to make up for lost wages.

  7. strider says:

    When will they break out the hockey stick graph showing jobs growth?

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