Friday, August 06, 2004
Employment Growth Surprisingly Weak
No surprise to people who actually can't find jobs....
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. employers added a paltry 32,000 workers to payrolls last month, the government said on Friday in a report far weaker than expected that will come as unwelcome news for President Bush ahead of the presidential election.My, my, my.... time for another terror alert hike?
The Labor Department also cut its tally of job growth for May and June by a combined 61,000.
Wall Street economists polled last week had looked for a payroll gain of 228,000, [ed. because they've been drinking the Kool Aid they've been force-fed] although a weak employment reading from a service sector survey on Wednesday had some bracing for a weaker number. Still, the lackluster July figure was certain to surprise.
JuliusBlog has a complete timeline of alerts and has correlated them to polling results in a fantastic graph. Must see. (via BoingBoing).
Or else they might be picking up the anthrax story again... seems they're harassing some new guy now:
Dr. Kenneth M. Berry, who founded an organization in 1997 that trains medical professionals to respond to chemical and biological attacks, was arrested Thursday afternoon by police responding to domestic dispute at the White Sands Motel in the resort community of Point Pleasant Beach. His relationship to the four was not immediately known.Boy, from the titles of all the "462 related" googled stories (compared to 483 for McCain denouncing the not-so-swift boat story), the repubs still have some work to do. McCain is edging them out.
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