How many jobs were added in August?
Proof-positive that the president and the economy are inextricably linked: Both of them took a lot of time off last month as the net increase in jobs was zero:
Employers stopped adding jobs in August, an alarming setback for an economy that has struggled to grow and might be at risk of another recession.
It was the weakest jobs report since September 2010. The unemployment rate remained at 9.1 percent.
And there’s this “Ack!” factor:
It’s the first time since February 1945 that the government has reported a net job change of zero.
We’ll now await Jay Carney’s afternoon “blame Bush” press conference.
Don’t worry though, I’m sure Obama’s “jobs speech” next week will make everything better by recommending the application of the same remedies that have been proven to do nothing except perpetuate the ailment.
Update: By way of Hot Air, here’s Dean Wormer informing everyone how many jobs were added in August:
Update II: Gettin’ outta Dodge:
Update III: Obama halts planned EPA regs. Gee, it’s almost like he’s admitting over-regulation is bad for the economy but it only matters when he needs to get re-elected.