Unemployment rate drops to 8.5%

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    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- American employers stepped up their hiring in December, bringing the unemployment rate down again.

    The economy added 200,000 jobs in the month, the Labor Department reported Friday, closing out the year with 1.6 million jobs gained in 2011.

    Meanwhile, the unemployment rate fell to 8.5%, the lowest level since February 2009.

    December jobs report: Hiring up, unemployment rate at 8.5% - Jan. 6, 2012
     
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    The beauty of gridlock. Keeping the politicians out of our wallets.
     
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    It is always good to see some progress!
     
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    Had a thread predicting there was going to be some robust hiring. There's been no real increase on corporate taxes, low regulations and record profits. The Bush tax cuts are expiring.

    The whole idea of low tax, low regulation dogma..has failed. This may be window dressing to extend the cuts.

    However, some corporate genius just came up with the epiphany that over the long term..shipping manufacturing overseas..is more expensive..over the long term.

    :lol:
     
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    The stimulus worked.
     
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    That's awesome.

    Also wages are going up in China, making the U.S. more competitive.

    If we had national health insurance, we would be even more competitive.
     
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    Course it did. It lined the pockets of Obama contributers just like it was supposed to.

    Shame it didnt help the economy.
     
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    Wow !!! 8.5%!!!
    That's back down to Jimmy Carter levels.
    Well done Barry Sotero, or whatever the fuck your name is....
     
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    Woooo Hooooo, the Republicans are creating jobs. You know, those that were elected in 2010 to do just that. In spite if King 0bama, Prince Reid and Princess Pelosi. WTG, guys keep up the good work. You've stood your ground and Americans that can hire workers are seeing it.

    A little over a year and they are doing what 0bama and his cronies couldn't do in three!!
     
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    So, we are still 5.8 million jobs down... congrats.
     

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