Iowahawk noticed the exact same thing that I did.
The lowest monthly UE rate under this president > than the highest monthly UE rate under his predecessor. This has never happened before.
— David Burge (@iowahawkblog) November 2, 2012
George W. Bush’s highest unemployment rate was 7.8%. Barack Obama’s lowest rate, to date, is 7.9%. Unlike many people out there, I think that Barack Obama tried very hard to get that rate down and did the best job that he was capable of, but it was apparently just too hard for him to personally manage. I think that it’s time that somebody else got a shot at it.
PS: Getting 171K jobs was a good thing, of course. We should always thank people for their efforts.