Friday, April 02, 2004

Finally, Good Employment News

So, the spinners can have their day, but let's not forget that it's been like the first good month this administration has had.

Nonfarm payroll employment increased by 308,000 in March, and the unemployment rate was about unchanged at 5.7 percent.

...holy crap. I think if we needed proof that the Rovians have taken over the BLS it's in this press release. I cannot remember ever seeing a BLS press release report a .1 percentage point increase in the unemployment rate as "about unchanged." This is astounding. Someone correct me if I'm wrong.

...I'll retract that accusation. Similar language has been used in the past.