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Wonk Room » Which Eight Years Did McCain Prefer?

Which Eight Years Did McCain Prefer?: The Bureau of Labor Statistics has released its monthly employment data, and the picture is bleak: the American economy lost 84,000 jobs in August, and the employment rate jumped to 6.1%, the highest in five years. While productivity is up 4.3% since last year (people are working harder with better, more efficient technology), real wages have sagged, dropping .4%.... Take a look at the comparison in job growth from Bush’s presidency to the eight years before George W. Bush...