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NO JOBS FOR AMERICANS
Personal Liberty Digest ^ | 3/13/2012 | Paul Craig Roberts

Posted on 03/13/2012 5:31:31 AM PDT by IbJensen

On March 9, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) announced that 227,000 new nonfarm payroll jobs were created by the economy during February. Is the government’s claim true?

No. Statistician John Williams reports that 44,000 of these jobs, or 19 percent, consist of an add-on factor derived from the BLS’s estimate that 44,000 more unreported jobs from new business start-ups were created than were lost by unreported business failures. The BLS’s estimate comes from the bureau’s “birth-death model,” which works better during normal times but delivers erroneous results during troubled times such as the economy has been experiencing during the past four years.

Taking out the 44,000 added-on jobs reduces the February jobs number to 183,000 but does not provide a full correction. In an economy as troubled as the U.S. economy is, most likely the deaths exceeded the births, but we don’t know what the number is. Was it 20,000? 50,000? What number do we deduct from the 183,000? We simply do not know.

Williams reports that seasonal adjustment factors do not work properly during troubled economic times and add their own overstatement to the jobs figure. If anyone could estimate the overestimate of new jobs that results from malfunctioning seasonal adjustments, it is Williams; but he doesn’t provide an estimate.

Most likely, the new jobs did not exceed 150,000, a figure that would merely keep even with population growth and thus not reduce the rate of unemployment, which, consistent with this deduction, remained constant.

Let’s look now at the kind of jobs that were created. Of the new jobs reported by BLS, 92 percent are in services. Of this 92 percent, only 7 percent could possibly relate to exportable services: architectural, engineering and computer systems services.

Of the reported new service jobs, 29 percent are in health care and social services. The categories that account for the health services jobs are ambulatory healthcare services and hospitals. Waitresses and bartenders account for 20 percent of the reported new jobs.

Employment services account for 29 percent of the new reported jobs. Transportation and warehousing accounted for 5 percent of the reported new jobs, despite a loss of 60,000 jobs in general merchandise and department stores.

In other words, the vast majority of the new jobs are low-paying jobs, except for a few truck driving jobs.

Other conclusions that we can draw are:

The United States has nothing to export to reduce its massive trade deficit, which has, sooner or later, disastrous implications for the U.S. dollar.

Middle-class-income jobs are declining, with polarization at the two extremes.

U.S. economic policy continues to focus on the mega-rich at the expense of 99 percent of the population. U.S. interest rates are kept at or near zero in order to maximize mega-bank earnings while depriving tens of millions of retired Americans of interest income on their lifetime savings, forcing them to spend their capital in order to live, thus depriving their heavily indebted children of inheritance.

In short, the United States is well on its way to becoming a Third World country. Twenty years ago at a Brookings Institution conference in Washington, D.C., I predicted that would be the case early in the 21st century. America is no longer the land of the free and independent. It is the land of the 1 percent mega-rich. --------------------------------------

Obama and the other communists in the central government have a plan to enslave us. Everything uttered from the evil regime that is headed by Obama is a damned lie!Trust your gut and prepare for the worse as it is coming.

The true unemployment rate tis above 22% when you count all of the underemployed and discouraged workers that were counted prior to Clinton’;s revising of how the rate is calculated. The USA is at or near Great Depression levels thanks to the lying hyena elected by the duffusses.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Government
KEYWORDS: evilregime; obamagovtisaliar; roadtoperdition
Obama and the other communists in the central government have a plan to enslave us. Everything uttered from the evil regime that is headed by Obama is a damned lie!Trust your gut and prepare for the worse as it is coming.

The true unemployment rate tis above 22% when you count all of the underemployed and discouraged workers that were counted prior to Clinton’;s revising of how the rate is calculated. The USA is at or near Great Depression levels thanks to the lying hyena elected by the duffusses.

1 posted on 03/13/2012 5:31:35 AM PDT by IbJensen
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To: IbJensen
Marxists despise the middle-class and seek it's destruction. Their model is a two-tiered society of the ruling elite and the working-class proletariat.

This is all by design.

2 posted on 03/13/2012 5:42:32 AM PDT by Dr. Thorne (Mock the Vote!)
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To: IbJensen

Yes the MSM’s and BLS and Obamugabe’s lies are ridiculous on all levels.

Everyone knows how bad the US economy is.

And this poser wants four more years. To finish off the country while he “grasps” to “comprehend” what has happened.

And then he pretends to be all sympathetic on gas prices.

We ain’t buying it Barry. Never have; never will.


3 posted on 03/13/2012 6:03:11 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: F15Eagle

“Everyone knows how bad the US economy is.”

Perhaps. However it doesn’t matter to the 48% living on government checks. They’ll be out in large numbers in November to vote for their leader.


4 posted on 03/13/2012 6:24:56 AM PDT by Soul of the South (When times are tough the tough get going.)
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To: IbJensen

More of owebama’s “virtual” recovery.

“The economy is better. Just look at these numbers we made up. This PROVES it.”

There is no truth, no critical thinking skills in the reporting of the left-stream media.


5 posted on 03/13/2012 6:42:21 AM PDT by 43north (BHO: 50% black, 50% white, 100% RED)
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To: IbJensen
As bad as that 22% unemployment is it would be far worse if the socialist/democrat Obama had not borrowed 5 trillion $ from China. But this debt will make the collapse of the U.S. a certaintity.It borrows money form China so that the 48% getting government checks can buy made in China crap. Yeah what happens when they refuse to lend the governments any more money and or when people figure out this is just monopoly money? What is needed is reduced government so that we can pay off the debt not exploding government which explodes the debt. But liberals and the media support the Obama debt and crimes.
6 posted on 03/13/2012 6:48:33 AM PDT by rurgan (Make all laws have an expiration date of 3 years. too many laws is the problem)
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To: Soul of the South

“Everyone knows how bad the US economy is.”

Perhaps. However it doesn’t matter to the 48% living on government checks. They’ll be out in large numbers in November to vote for their leader.

One of our tenants is an employment agency. Their rep told me this AM that they cannot find employees, and they have good jobs to fill. Our unemployment locally is about 10%, so I guess unemployment money is where its at!


7 posted on 03/13/2012 6:49:52 AM PDT by raisincane (I'm an optimist...I think most people are half full of crap - Maxine)
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To: IbJensen
You would appear to be better off if you borrowed 5 trillion $ from China like lady Obama has. We can all buy all kinds of China crap with that $trillion. But that is an illusion created by huge debt: In reality the U.S. is done and the exploding debt will make collapse a mathematical certaintity.

Over a hundred trillion in unfunded liabilities.

17 trillion U.S. federal government debt.

Many U.S. cities facing bankruptcy . this is local debt on top of the 17 trillion in federal debt. Add consumer debt etc. Any dumb liberal in the media think the U.S. is not done?

8 posted on 03/13/2012 6:58:00 AM PDT by rurgan (Make all laws have an expiration date of 3 years. too many laws is the problem)
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