How the government compiles the jobs report

(AP) – The unemployment rate’s sharp fall in September, reported a month before the election, led some Republicans to question whether the numbers had been manipulated to benefit President Barack Obama. Current and former officials […]


Obama, Romney offer different interpretation of September jobs report

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) – Both President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are using today’s jobs report to bolster their campaign arguments. The news that the nation’s unemployment rate fell below 8 percent for the first […]


Romney blasts Obama despite drop in unemployment

WASHINGTON (AP) – Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney says a drop in the nation’s unemployment rate to 7.8 percent “is not what a real recovery looks like.” The former Massachusetts governor responded to the September […]