August 2011 was better than August 2009.
Unemployment has flatlined; it hasn't gotten any better but neither has it gotten any worse by the numbers.
Based on August 2011 figures alone it looks like an uptick might be on the horizon.
And if we're going to play the "which political party controlled Congress when and what was the economic effect" game, Republicans have controlled Congress since January of this year. Should we blame them for the jobs numbers not improving since they ran on a platform of job creation but instead it appears they're doing everything they can to kill job growth?
Two can play at that game, Mister.