1. Jobs up 248,000 total in September, 236,000 private sector. July and August also revised up.
The change in total nonfarm payroll employment for July was revised from +212,000 to +243,000, and the change for August was revised from +142,000 to +180,000. With these revisions, employment gains in July and August combined were 69,000 more than previously reported.So that means 317,000 more jobs than we had listed last month.
2. Unemployment rate drops from 6.1% to 5.9%, first time we've been below 6% since July 2008, and down 1.3% in the last 12 months. Given that this is the last jobs report before the 2014 elections, this seems noteworthy to bring up. Doesn't seem like Obamacare was exactly a "job-killer" was it?
3. The upward revisions in July and August also means the Walker jobs gap in Wisconsin grows yet again, now over 74,300 in the private sector, and more than 57,000 overall. It also means that we need around 4,500 jobs in September just to keep up with the rest of the country.
So when you hear Walker trying to spin the "Wisconsin Comeback", know that he's really saying "THANKS OBAMA!" The national economic recovery is the only reason we've created any jobs in Wisconsin, and we should be adding a whole lot more than we have.