The Stat Pack page has been updated to incorporate the latest (October) unemployment and job openings figures from the BLS.
- unemployment is demonstrably trending down
- the number of 99ers has slipped back under the two million mark
- over the past few months, job openings have been trending slightly upward
One additional update: the Bang for the Buck chart has been color-coded to compare the effects of Democratic and Republican policy efforts at economic growth. I think you'll find the differences telling.