Economy creates 114,000 jobs in September, unemployment falls below 8%
October 5th, 2012
08:33 AM ET
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Economy creates 114,000 jobs in September, unemployment falls below 8%

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NEW YORK (CNNMoney) - The unemployment rate tumbled in September as more people returned to the labor force and steady hiring continued.

Employers added 114,000 jobs during the month, down from a revised 142,000 jobs in August, the Labor Department said Friday. But revisions to July and August mean the economy added 86,000 more jobs than originally reported in those months.

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  1. ExRepublican

    Keep up the good work Obama.
    We got your back Obama.
    Romney you a liar.

    October 5, 2012 09:11 am at 9:11 am |
  2. gt

    low exspectations...low bar....this is still terrible....just thank goodness for natural gas...we could of had alot more it the pipe line to canada was going full bore...

    October 5, 2012 09:12 am at 9:12 am |
  3. Namejkane sfl a vote for lady parts romney the tax cheat and lyin lady parts ryan willcut your moms medicare and soc sec . .can you afford to pay for them???

    Those most be some of the 12 million the lier romney said he would creation ,that president Obama actually created,lie by romney ,and I saved Detroit ,another obvious lie by romney ,vote for Obama because we don't need a lier in chief and also a lier for vp ,lyin Ryan and we don't need him in the house spongeing off the taxpayers for seven terms of doing nothing

    October 5, 2012 09:16 am at 9:16 am |
  4. obama is Out Of Touch with reality

    How? this is the biggest farce that the government has made, this is more obama bull, what a lie, how many people left the workforce all together to get this number, I know its a lie because you have just had 3 big companies loose over 25000 people. This is more lies from a corrupt and dishonest obama administration.

    October 5, 2012 09:17 am at 9:17 am |
  5. Reaper081087

    Massachussetts had one of the worst recessions in the country under Mitt RobMe's tenure.

    Does Mittens really mean it when he said during the debate that he will create 12 million jobs with rising incomes? BAH HUMBUG!!! That's tough to believe!

    I'll believe him if only he creates 12 million jobs with rising incomes in Massachussetts first!

    October 5, 2012 09:17 am at 9:17 am |
  6. Ron Anderson

    The President may have Not
    had a stellar debate as we hoped for,but his work and plan is and will continue allow all of America to re-elect the true leader of the free world......Thank you Mr. President....Lean Forward.Obama/Biden 2012

    October 5, 2012 09:20 am at 9:20 am |
  7. CSM.J D

    Lets look at the other issue Republicans want bad numbers to win the election. Democrats are hoping for good numbers for the Country ....

    October 5, 2012 09:20 am at 9:20 am |
  8. tefera

    case closed! my vote goes to Obama! Mr MT go home. u have no case to blame the president.The president deserves second term.

    October 5, 2012 09:21 am at 9:21 am |
  9. Namejkane sfl a vote for lady parts romney the tax cheat and lyin lady parts ryan willcut your moms medicare and soc sec . .can you afford to pay for them???

    Romney the dwebewill try to claim responsibility for it just lie the auto bail out ,we don't need a new president,we need to get rid of the gop deadwood obstructionest in the house of representative .

    October 5, 2012 09:22 am at 9:22 am |
  10. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Imagine what the rate would have been if a republican had voted for Americans, instead of making Obama a one term president. 31 consecutive months of job growth without any help from the GOP baggers.

    October 5, 2012 09:22 am at 9:22 am |
  11. Ken Fletcher

    What a good sign for the economy!

    October 5, 2012 09:23 am at 9:23 am |
  12. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    I see that the no longer severely conservative birther candidate of the GOP, Mittens, is suing the state of Wisconsin for not extending the voting deadline for overseas military. So much for state's rights.

    October 5, 2012 09:24 am at 9:24 am |
  13. Debra from Atlanta

    The Republicans will be unhappy about the 7.8% unemployment, still asking where are the job. These people really want the America economy fall.

    October 5, 2012 09:25 am at 9:25 am |
  14. Anders Perillo

    Nicely gamed numbers there.

    October 5, 2012 09:25 am at 9:25 am |
  15. JD

    The arithmetic doesn't add up. The number of hires doesn't equal the move in rate.

    October 5, 2012 09:26 am at 9:26 am |
  16. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    The birther bagger candidate of the GOP is no longer 'severely conservative.' He has now abandoned his immigration policy, his $5 trillion in tax cuts for the wealthy, his repeal of Obamacare, and everything that got him the GOP nomination. Even a clueless right wingnut should be able to see Mittens is a flawed flip flopping candidate.

    October 5, 2012 09:28 am at 9:28 am |
  17. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Mittens lied when he said that the unemployed number was 23 million, but that is what he does best. The actual number is now below 12.5 million.

    October 5, 2012 09:29 am at 9:29 am |
  18. Gale

    Wow! How ironic. Manipulation, thy name is Democrat!!

    October 5, 2012 09:31 am at 9:31 am |
  19. Are you kidding me?

    Let's wait to see what the GOP will say now to hide the fact that this country is on the road to recovery? If the GOP led congress signed the jobs bill our president proposed last year this figure would be much much lower.

    October 5, 2012 09:33 am at 9:33 am |
  20. acdcguy

    the sad part is that all you lefties will believe this............

    October 5, 2012 09:34 am at 9:34 am |
  21. Namejkane sfl a vote for lady parts romney the tax cheat and lyin lady parts ryan willcut your moms medicare and soc sec . .can you afford to pay for them???

    Well, we know that the republicans didn't creation
    Any of them although romney the tax cheat lier will try to take credit for the jobs , 30 more days and no more romney !!!!!!!!!

    October 5, 2012 09:37 am at 9:37 am |
  22. Dar

    Sure it fell!
    They forgot to count my wife in their count because she lost all of her benufits and the goverment thought she went to work. LOL Dumb, really Dumb if anyone beleives that it fell to 7.8%.
    I bet Obama is beleiving it and so shall his sheep followers

    October 5, 2012 09:38 am at 9:38 am |
  23. Norma Vessels

    Great news! Love it. But, even if the job market appeared slower that it did, I would still be rock solid for
    President Obama. No one is trying harder than he is, to get us going again .. and he will succeed!

    October 5, 2012 09:40 am at 9:40 am |
  24. RWB1956

    I can hear the Republicans now: "That one's not turning it around fast enough!" and the conspiracy theorists saying it's a lie because Obama lost the debate!

    October 5, 2012 09:41 am at 9:41 am |
  25. BLKMANinAmerica

    What will the sorry repuks cry about now?

    October 5, 2012 09:47 am at 9:47 am |
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