Bureau of Labor Statistics, September 2011 Report

(unemployment rate remained at 9.1 percent which is 13.75 percent higher than what Obama Administration promised it would peak at if 2009 "stimulus" bill passed; rate is 42 percent higher than what Obama Administration projected unemployment would be in September of 2011 if "stimulus" bill passed; and 26 percent higher than what Obama Administration projected unemployment would be if stimulus bill not passed; 103,000 jobs created in September (which number includes the return to work of 45,000 Verizon employees that had been on strike); number of jobs created must be 125,000 each month and labor market must add 285,000 jobs monthly for the next 4 and 1/2 years to archive pre-recession unemployment rate by 2016; labor force participation rate was 64.2 percent; average duration of unemployment rose to 40.5 weeks; hourly wages increased by $.04 and average weekly hours increased by 0.1 hours (essentially returning to July levels)).