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Jon Talton

Analysis and commentary on economic news, trends and issues, with an emphasis on Seattle and the Northwest.

October 5, 2012 at 10:15 AM

Vote: What’s your personal jobs report?

The new birtherism comes from Jack Welch, who claims that the administration has falsified the numbers to create today’s jobs report, showing the lowest unemployment rate in three years. “Unbelievable jobs numbers,” he tweeted, “these Chicago guys will do anything..can’t debate so change numbers.” With all due respect, the retired chief executive of General Electric is an expert in unemployment: causing it. But no serious economist believes these numbers are cooked — and if they are, why aren’t they better? Matt O’Brien of the Atlantic tweeted: “BREAKING: Jack Welch on the phone with Jeff Imelt, telling him to fire 115,000 people ASAP.”

Now to the serious stuff: September unemployment fell to 7.8 percent as 114,000 new jobs were created. It’s still slow, but definitely better. Two sets of charts help explain, from Ezra Klein and the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.

How are you personally doing? (Be honest).

My personal jobs report

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