Unemployment Hits 9.7%, but Job Loss Slows in AugustThe disastrous fact is that 9.7% of Americans are unemployed, and that the number increased again last month.
-- New York Times
U.S. Payroll Losses Slow, Unemployment Rises to 9.7%
Job Losses Moderate, but Unemployment Rate Hits 9.7%
-- Wall Street Journal
Yet this blunt truth cannot be allowed to stand alone, not with a Democrat in the White House. There must be some good news. And therefore the fact that the rate of increase in unemployment slowed slightly is promoted to equality with the 9.7% unemployment number.
What a disgusting performance.