This CNN article discusses the drop in unemployment rates in seven swing states including Ohio, Florida, Nevada, Wisconsin, Colorado, Iowa, and North Carolina. Of these states, Nevada has the lowest unemployment rate in the United States although its rate is improving. While unemployment rates have decreased in 41 states in September the numbers are still abysmally low, displaying minimal improvements in the number of new hires across the board and slow addition of jobs in the construction field for example. This number is also somewhat controversial for several reasons, for example it doesn’t take into account those who have stopped looking for jobs so in some respects the unemployment rate might be higher.
So what do these numbers mean for the election? Does this suggest that Obama’s economic plans are working, creating opportunities for the unemployed and therefore himself for a second term? Or, does it suggest that the numbers are being skewed to influence the election? Or perhaps, the unemployment rate has nothing to do with politics, what do you think?
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