December 3rd, 2010
08:36 AM ET
3 years ago

BREAKING: New job numbers

(CNN) - The economy added 39,000 jobs in November - the worst number since September, government says. Unemployment rises to 9.8% from 9.6%. Stock futures turn lower.


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  1. stufit

    Hey how about that Obama fans. More failure, more incompetence and more ineptness and in spite of the theft of trillions of dollars from taxpayers to repay the corrupt unions and left wing nut organizations, more disaster for the economy. Sure am glad this lying fraud spent so much time trying to steal more money from us with his disasterous health care reform than fix the economy and then his START treaty is now his top priority. Can we survive as nation long enough to get rid of this liberal wet dream in 2012?

    December 3, 2010 08:43 am at 8:43 am |
  2. T'sah from Virginia

    Yep – unemployment RISES and yet the unemployed cannot get paid??? Oh well, the NUMBER ONE issue is JOBS, JOBS, JOBS and NOT Tax Cuts. The Tax Cuts were in effect for the past 10 years and the unemployment rate is still going UP, UP, UP and the rich just keep getting Rich, Richer and RICHEST [sic but who cares]!!??

    Watch how the RepubliCAN'Ts come out like they are all on TOP of this!!! They will BLAME President Obama and the Democrats!!! HERE THEY COME................

    December 3, 2010 08:53 am at 8:53 am |
  3. terry, va

    Pour the taxes on those that run this country Obummie and the dumbocraps!!! We need you to tax the crap out of people so I can lay on the couch and eat cheese puffs and watch Oprah. Hurry up and vote on my unemployment benefits so I can continue to get the check for the 3rd year. What a country !!!

    December 3, 2010 08:53 am at 8:53 am |
  4. gtbdave

    Supply side/trickle down economics, jobless recovery. Sound familar? Some people will vote for, and spend trillions, on the same proven failed economic policies, over and over again. Never realizing that those policies are failing. Eventually they will run out of trillions of dollars to spend on failed economic policies of the republicans. Then what will happen? Recession and joblessness is your problem, but other say no-no, it's debt. Which is right? Recession costs trillions, 1% gdp of a 15 trillion dollar per year economy is almost 2 trillion, multiple pts. on gdp equate out to trillions of dollars. People who work, pay taxes, people who don't work, don't pay taxes. People who don't have incomes, don't consume.

    December 3, 2010 09:03 am at 9:03 am |
  5. Rick McDaniel

    No one in Congress, is paying ANY ATTENTION to what is important, in this country.

    December 3, 2010 09:04 am at 9:04 am |
  6. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA

    Unemployment is rising while the fascists republicans will not extend unemployment benefits. Yet they want a tax cut for the top 2%. What's wrong with that picture? There is no morality in those fascists.

    December 3, 2010 09:08 am at 9:08 am |
  7. New Age Independant

    I wonder how Liberals will try to spin this one. Meanwhile, to the rest of the planet, it's quite obvious that the current administration is clueless on how to handle the situation.

    December 3, 2010 09:13 am at 9:13 am |
  8. King

    Hey all these bloggers which are payed by the rich who want a tax cut. This area is reserved for the people who don't have a voice in society. The rich already control all the media outlets. How much more signs can we get that this tax cut stuff don't work, 2,3,4, more years 10 years wasn't enough. We need to put away our right wing and left wing ancient ideology get into the present, what it is 60 maybe 70 years and the only major thing on the scene is the Internet. Take the rich 700 billion dollar tax cut and hire 6 to 7 million workers to rebuild America infrastructue and transportation (RAPT) including NASA. this will creat epic demand, for businesses and the states will get their money via state tax revenue. It's time our country move farward

    December 3, 2010 09:14 am at 9:14 am |
  9. Rick in OP

    THE U.S. UNEMPLOYMENT RATE HAS RISEN FROM 9.6% TO 9.8%.

    How many of you morons still want to raise taxes?

    December 3, 2010 09:15 am at 9:15 am |
  10. Fair is Fair

    Heck of a job, Obama. Yep. Heck of a job.

    For the inevitable "where are the jobs, GOPers" comments – they're not in power until January. Capeesh?

    December 3, 2010 09:23 am at 9:23 am |
  11. Steve in North Carolina

    That is why we need to extend all of President Bush's tax cuts NOW and get rid of the tax uncertainty for businesses. The Pelosi plan to take more money away for people who actually earn money for a living and hand it out to freeloaders will only make things worse.

    Forget the the Dream Act, it is another economic nightmare waiting for us in the Pelosi/Reid priority arsenal to send our economy into ruinl!

    December 3, 2010 09:30 am at 9:30 am |
  12. NVa Native

    The Republican slime machine has been busy in their efforts to expand their platform of "fear and loathing" to stall our country's recovery for what the Repubs see as a political benefit. The Repub's un-relentless attack on the middle-class continues to slow job growth.
    But intelligent people do have functioning memory, not like the fox followers and ditto-heads who can barely keep a brain function going through a 60 second commercial cycle.
    Intelligent people won't forget that our President and Congress are still cleaning up from from more the eight years of the Republican's radical frat party of the Bush/Cheney regime that almost destroyed our country.
    No matter how many lies and decptions the right-wing politicians and media spews out.
    Two years in and still so far to go – keep up the good work President Obama.

    December 3, 2010 09:31 am at 9:31 am |
  13. Tony

    So where are the jobs? I thought corporations were waiting to hire until after the election so that there will be more Republicans in the Congress who will cut their taxes. The Bush tax cuts are still in effect since they were enacted in 2001 and 2003. Where are the jobs?

    December 3, 2010 09:34 am at 9:34 am |
  14. jules sand-perkins

    More good things from the Obama presidency! Isn't there some way to get rid of this loser before 2012?
    Under Jimmy Carter, things were never THIS bad.
    What were we thinking about to put Obama in the White House?

    December 3, 2010 09:38 am at 9:38 am |
  15. Whatever

    Jobs being added but a small amount!!! We were losing nearly a million a month so not so bad. Funny how both sides, mainly the republicians are arguing on extending tax cuts? REALLY?!?!?! These current tax cuts have not been that great fo the economy!!!!

    December 3, 2010 09:41 am at 9:41 am |
  16. Ray

    What a surprise. Those that have the money sure haven't and aren’t going to spend it for hiring or anything else significant with tax uncertainty. More than 50% of small business owners are up for the largest tax hike in history and Congressional Democrats are playing politics while Rome burns as usual with tax cuts. This is Obamanomics.

    December 3, 2010 09:49 am at 9:49 am |
  17. King

    These new repugs coming into office they will cut billions of dollars from customers that creat demand I'm our local economy. I am surprise that the economy added jobs, because I thought all the businesses would be cutting their employees, since they are expected to have a lot less customers, especially the poor that love to spend every dime they get, that creat demand and spurr job growth. The 5 million less customers that the repugs refuse to extend unemployment benefits to will devastate local businesses in the coming year. REPUGS this is a SUPPLY AND DEMAND ECONOMY without DEMAND local businesses are dead and without BUSINESSES, EMPLOYMENT, is dead. The corporations see this problem with main street, now do you think investing all that money they've got on the sideline will be good for them? HELL NO. They wouldn't be in business if they have those kind of thinking, not with china and India around, it's time Obama step in and force these corporations to reinvest back into the economy. Or start the rebuilding america project and transportation program (RAPT) and put 6 to 7 million people to work directly, the states will get their money in state tax revenue from the workers. This will catapulp the unemployment rate to under 7 percent.

    December 3, 2010 09:51 am at 9:51 am |
  18. Jim from Va

    How can this be? We've been told for months now that things are economically better .When to we get hear about the Christmac recovery tour?

    December 3, 2010 10:07 am at 10:07 am |
  19. Four and The Door

    ...and yet the Lame Duck Democratic House under the failed leadership of Nancy Pelosi continues on their directionless strategy. What the heck... the American taxpayer and the American economy have not been completely beaten into submission. Pass another unemployment insurance extension!

    As an employer, I can tell you it is difficult to compete with the Federal government paying people to go to the beach. So many of them pick that over working for a living.

    December 3, 2010 10:55 am at 10:55 am |