It’s the economy, stoopid:
Employers added 162,000 non-farm payroll jobs in March, the government reported Friday, the strongest job growth since the nation entered recession in December 2007 and the strongest confirmation yet that the U.S. economy is on the mend.
In another bit of good news, the unemployment rate in March held steady at 9.7 percent, according to the Labor Department’s Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Although the mainstream economic forecasters had expected even higher job growth in March, by about 40,000 posts, those higher forecasts anticipated strong hiring by the government to carry out the census. The number of census workers hired in March was less than half of expectations, meaning March’s number reflected actual private-sector hiring.
This is excellent news for the American people and great news for Democrats.
As a side note, I just want to state to all the people out there who think good journalism is dead, you really need to be reading McClatchy. Read that piece and see how clear, concise, and easy to understand it is. They really are the only print news of any value any more.