While Democrats have their facts and figures, the Republicans do as well.
"More than three million Americans have lost their jobs since the President signed the trillion-dollar 'stimulus' that was supposed to keep unemployment below 8 percent and put people back to work 'immediately', razzed House GOP Leader John Boehner last month.
"I am confident our economy will ultimately recover, but it will do so because of the hard work and entrepreneurship of the American people, not wasteful Washington spending," said Boehner.
That's the lay of the land right now - and certainly by November - the jobless number is going to be a very important one.
The last unemployment figure we will get before the November elections will be on the first Friday in October, reflecting the jobless numbers in September of 2010.
So that's eight more jobs reports from the federal government after today.
If that figure stays in double digits, it may well be a long year for Democrats, and one with great promise for Republicans at the ballot box.