Great economic news! According to the Labor Department the US added 200,000 new private sector jobs in December.Additionally, they revised the number of jobs added in November upward from 100,000 to 120,000.
Good news for the unemployment rate too since the increase in jobs lowers that rate to 8.5% and a pretty good sign that the recovery is continuing. Both these are good news for the Obama campaign. A growing economy will take a lot of steam out of any GOP challenger's attacks. Let's hope the trend continues.