Democrats are making political hay out of the new jobless figures.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said the new nine-year high in unemployment shows that the Bush administration's tax cut policies are "reckless, irresponsible and unfair."
The California Democrat insists Bush now has the worst record of job creation of any president since Herbert Hoover.
House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer says Bush has claimed that tax cuts were an economic cure-all. The Maryland Democrat says it's now obvious that the medicine Bush prescribed has led to an increase in unemployment.
The chairman of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee says the tax cuts are wreaking havoc on the American work force. Senator Jon Corzine of New Jersey says Bush's policies have created a "perfect economic storm" that's leaving millions without a job.