Canada's unemployent rate is 20% lower than ours? Just how high does she think the US unemployment rate is?
She's comparing the unemployment rates to each other - ie Canada's unemployment rate 7.6%, the US's is 9.1%, 7.6 is (about) 20% less than 9.1.

But you don't compare percentages to each other with another percentage like that. It's a stupid and wrong way to represent the numbers, for exactly the reason geyser points out. The unemployment rate is 1.5% lower, not 20% lower.
Bachmann's right. Canada's unemployment rate is -11.9%. This is the result of Canada's strong Tea Party movement. CAN! ADA!
Nice analysis, guspasho.

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