Unemployment falls in seven swing states
October 19th, 2012
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Unemployment falls in seven swing states

New York (CNNMoney) - Unemployment declined in 41 states in September, seven of which are key battlegrounds in the election. But falling unemployment rates don't necessarily point to improvement.

Ohio, which has 18 electoral votes up for grabs, saw its unemployment rate decline to 7% in September, down from 7.2% just a month earlier. While hiring has picked up slightly in the state, unemployment is mostly falling for the wrong reasons.


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  1. California

    FL: R 51% O 46%...

    October 19, 2012 01:49 pm at 1:49 pm |
  2. Al-NY,NY


    republican gov.know how do help get business grow..how is illinois doing ...

    sorry to break this to you genious but the Gov's of NC and Colorado are Democrats. Try again loser. And you can bet that Flip will be telling his GOP Gov's to downplay these numbers, just like he did in Ohio and Florida

    October 19, 2012 01:52 pm at 1:52 pm |
  3. Kirk in michigan

    Look, Grover Norquist, Koch brothers, and Donald Trump, among others did not donate heavily to mittens, if they werent certain he would go to bat for them first, and leave us holding the bag. a vote for Romney is a vote for the Koch's, and we all love them sweet, generous boys, bless their heart

    October 19, 2012 01:53 pm at 1:53 pm |
  4. Wake up People!

    Why can't the GOP ever be happy that things are getting better? What the hell is wrong with people??? My God, just because we have one black POTUS, you don't have to fear us taking over. Don't worry, all the rest will be white, you have made it your mission to show the low IQ whites that us dumb blacks are not competent enough to ever be in the White House again. Speaking of, why IS it called the White House???

    October 19, 2012 01:54 pm at 1:54 pm |
  5. once upon a horse

    the books are cooked......it's all fixed...the Obama people all paid off these states to report these numbers just in time for the election
    yours truly a FoxNews fan

    October 19, 2012 01:59 pm at 1:59 pm |
  6. Shreyu

    If Romney wins, we will have more jobs BUT the minimum wage will be reduced. We will be on route to the Chinese model or Bain model.

    October 19, 2012 01:59 pm at 1:59 pm |
  7. Wake up People!

    As reported by the right wing Macomb Daily, President Obama is up 52% to Willards 46% with undecided voters. Please believe if the Macomb Daily says the POTUS is up, he's up.

    Michiganders for Obama!

    October 19, 2012 02:04 pm at 2:04 pm |
  8. demwit

    Amazing the difference a little change in the labor polling questions can make.., OBAMA 2012!!

    October 19, 2012 02:07 pm at 2:07 pm |
  9. acutabove

    Less than a week after Sec. of State Hillary Clinton fell on the sword for Obama over Benghazi, her husband Bill Clinton has sided with Mitt Romney's charge that Obama hasn't fixed economy.- Awr Hawkins

    October 19, 2012 02:07 pm at 2:07 pm |
  10. California

    If Obama wins nothing will stop him from massively redistributing wealth.

    That includes EVERYTHING.

    What's yours is his.

    October 19, 2012 02:10 pm at 2:10 pm |
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