The U.S. unemployment rate fell to 7.8 percent last month, dropping below 8 percent for the first time in nearly four years and giving President Barack Obama a potential boost with the election a month away.
The rate declined from 8.1 percent because the number of people who said they were employed soared by 873,000 — an encouraging sign for an economy that’s been struggling to create enough jobs.
The number of unemployed Americans is now 12.1 million, the fewest since January 2009.
So here’s my question: how long will it take for Republicans who’ve blamed President Obama for an unemployment rate that couldn’t get below eight percent now try to say that he had nothing to do with the unemployment rate finally dropping below eight percent?
I’m betting it won’t be long.