Skip to comments.Employment Situation Summary: Employment +227K, Unemployment unchanged at 8.3%
Posted on 03/09/2012 5:44:29 AM PST by C19fan
Nonfarm payroll employment rose by 227,000 in February, and the unemployment rate was unchanged at 8.3 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Employment rose in professional and businesses services, health care and social assistance, leisure and hospitality, manufacturing, and mining.
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It is. The whole GOP economic argument for unseating Obama is losing steam as well. Not that these numbers are true or accurate, but they’re solidfying the narrative that Obamunism is the light.
You can’t spell “BLS” without “BS.”
Just like Joe Biden's summer of recovery.
Just wait till around September. The economy will be EXPLODING and the rate will said to be at 6.9%
Mark my word.
Just once...is there any department in this administration that can tell the truth? These numbers will be adjusted down the road to minimize their impact, ad nauseum.
How can this possibly be reconciled with the Gallup figures?
Had to chuckle watching Chris Wallace on F&F touting the report as good news for Obama, yada yada yada.
Then, Eric Bolling pointed out that the report showed a lack of jobs created in construction and manufacturing, while most of the ‘new’ jobs were in services [as in hamburger flippers and other low pay, entry level type jobs].
Stuart Varney talking about this being a ‘modest’ recovery. Not a good rate at this stage of the recovery. Record higest deficit ever — meaning that the debt ceiling will probably have to be raised by the end of the year.
[Bolling pointed out that zero jobs were created in construction industry. So much for all those infrastructure, shovel ready, and similar jobs the $Trillions of dollars in new debt were supposed to create.]
Since Repub Politicians are dumb you are probably correct. Though a smart Politician would point out the 10 foot list of job killing policies / regulations the Kenyan has pushed through. The reoccurring theme should be “The economy is slowly recovering in spite of Obama, not because of him”
Of course they will..especially if the Fed times the QE3 to goose things for the loser-in-chief. I still believe the market makers/hedgies timed the tanking of the market just in time to get him elected. Now that he’s pissed them off, it may go the other way...but ther are a lot of bs’ers on his side with the media..and Treasury. He stll has a lot of tools at his disposal to sway the dense voters.
Check & check! They already have both!
Why is that? These numbers are not good, I know mr obama is graded on a curve but not this curved
You need to be careful with the word, “real.” Shrinking a package’s size is one way a producer can hide a price increase, but the BLS still counts it as inflation.
Mark my word."
You are correct. Control the media and the government information releases and you control the message. The Ministry of Truth is in charge.
So they are manipulating the numbers and having the msm repeat the lie. Did anyone expect anything less on any front? But here is the thing. You think that the 19.1% underemployed is going to watch Wallace or Matthews or whoever and say “screw reality, everything is just fine because the media says so!!!”. Stories don’t pay the bills.
Blue smoke and mirrors. Telling Americans who have it bad that they don’t ain’t gonna fly.
But where will they assign the blame? Obama, Congress, the Republicans, oil companies, bankers, sunspots...that’s what concerns me.
Far too many people alive today would rather bring the world crashing down around them than admit they were wrong.
Are you sure? They can get pretty darn curvy!
Consider that last month the total workers engaged in working declined by... 1,200,000 workers. If that ain't a curvy curve, I don't know what is [is]!