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Everybody as that negotiations continue with the White House and senate leaders on the democratic and Republican side.
There's a lot of talk about the economy today President Obama in Iowa talking about manufacturing jobs.
Obviously the unemployment rate using real concern this administration's -- look at.
Possible ways they could jump start.
-- economy there aren't too many arrows in their quiver as we've talked about many times you look at the raw numbers the unemployment rate.
Now stands at nine point 1% compared to when the president took office January 2009 it was a seven point 8%.
When you add under one these -- people who either have stopped looking for work or they've taken part time job that day are just making.
Ends meet basically under -- stands at fifteen point 8%.
Compared to thirteen point 9% when the president.
Took over but here's another stat that we.
Sometimes overlook the comparison about the markets where they stand.
It's a big day on the Dow based on housing numbers we understand we'll see how it finishes up.
But as you look at the comparison the Dow is up 51%.
From January 2009 to June 27 201151%.
Is up 86%.
The SP 500 up 59%.
And the Russell index -- -- a number of different businesses but it's up 86%.
So as we look at those numbers compared to the overall feeling of consumer confidence and how the administration's handling the economy most polls say that's upside down.
Much higher than approval about how the -- -- economy wanna kind of digging in.
Tonight and look at.
The economy and the juxtaposition of employment under employment and how the markets are reacting and how companies are doing.
Why is that happen.
And to give it some perspective so on the panel tonight we'll get into that meaning Easton.
Will be on the analysts Wallace Charles Krauthammer Juan Williams.
Should be and -- -- a lot happening here in Washington as congress still in session.
We've got all covered for -- Special Report.
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