Guy Benson 9.6 percent, an increase of one-tenth of a percentage point.  This is bad news for Americans, as "recovery summer" has officially flopped, and even worse news for the party that spent $862 Billion of our money promising to halt that number at 8 percent.

UPDATE: President Obama has weighed in on the new unemployment numbers, calling them "positive news" and a "step in the right direction."  ABC's Jake Tapper points out that the president curiously refrained from mentioning the net loss of 54K jobs.

Guy Benson

Guy Benson is's Political Editor. Follow him on Twitter @guypbenson. He is co-authors with Mary Katharine Ham for their new book End of Discussion: How the Left's Outrage Industry Shuts Down Debate, Manipulates Voters, and Makes America Less Free (and Fun).

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