The month of March saw the addition of 308,000 jobs, the most in a single month over the past four years. Bush told the news to supporters at Marshall University.
“Today the statistics show that we added 308,000 jobs for the month of March,” he said.
And because the jobs news is bad news for Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry, he’s wiping his hands clean of the whole deal.
“After three years of punishing job losses, the one-month job creation announced today is welcome news for America’s workers,” he said. “I hope it continues. But for too many families, living through the worst job recovery since the Great Depression has been, and continues to be, far too painful.”
But if this is the start of a trend, Kerry’s in trouble.
As 9/11, the tech bubble bust and a recession that started during the last part of Clinton’s second term drift farther into the past, the economy is sure to get better. And the Bush tax cuts are helping.
Noticing the trends, a University of Michigan team of economists even predicted late last year that 2004 will see 2.1 million jobs created, with 3.1 million in 2005.
Looks like they’re right on track. I’ll be looking for some sort of “I told you so.”