Skip to comments.Job Growth Loses Steam (Unexpectedly Bad!)
Posted on 04/06/2012 5:54:00 AM PDT by TonyInOhio
WASHINGTONU.S. job growth slowed in March, and the labor force shrank, signaling that the economy could be losing momentum.
Jobs outside of agriculture grew by 120,000 last monthhalf the number that the economy added the prior monththe Labor Department said Friday, marking the first time since November that job growth fell below 200,000.
The unemployment rate, obtained by a separate survey of U.S. households, ticked down a tenth of a percentage point to 8.2%, but the drop resulted in part from fewer Americans seeking work.
Economists surveyed by Dow Jones Newswires expected a gain of 203,000 in payrolls and for the jobless rate to remain at 8.3% for March.
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You can’t say BLS without the BS.
There is a rotation. One month its weather. Another month, Europe. Another month, earthquakes in Japan. And of course, there is the ever-reliable, Bush’s fault. Of course, it cannot be the brain-dead economic policies of one Barack H. Obama.
Stuart Varney on Fox Business News just reporting that 2/3 of the jobs went to the 55 and over age group! One of his guests said the reason is that the savings of so many have been so depleted it is necessary for them to continue working. But the MSM won’t be reporting that fact.
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The good news is that they juggled the numbers so that the jobless rate went down.
So economists expected more new jobs and the jobless rate to stay at 8.3%. Instead, we got half as many new jobs and the jobless rate went down!
Figures don’t lie, but liars can figure.
The Soviet Union used to report 100% employment. If you include the labor camps, I guess that was true.
It won’t matter if the unemployment figures drop. If Americans arent’ working, they aren’t voting for Obama. The unemployment rate won’t matter much to those with jobs. They have other things to worry about, like the skyrocketing cost of living under this president.
Was listening to a radio host Ben Ferguson, subbing for local DFW host Mark Davis today. He stated there are almost 88 MILLION Americans out of work. This number will never be reported by the lame stream media, even the local media affiliates.
Can someone explain to me how in the h*ll these numbers of unemployed Americans are simply ignored by the media? Just because the idiot Kenyan squatting in the White House orders the unemployment numbers cooked doesn’t mean these people have vanished.
But 2 weeks ago the 1st time jobless claims were a record low 348,000. Then the next week it was another 4 year low as it dropped 3,000 from the week before to 359,000. Yep, apparently 359k is 3,000 less than 348k in obamaland! Just yesterday it was another 4 year low of 357k.
I must be growing senile but these numbers are screwy. The BLS wouldn’t put out propaganda, would it?
And of course not telling the whole truth is not the same as lying. The MSM is expert at this. So is oblabla.
Heck, by November I hope Zero is unemployed!..............
Gosh, I guess no one would want to discuss our unexpected $4.15 gas prices now, would we, and how that might factor into all of this.
Or that tax time is coming, with many of us living in abject fear over what THAT bill is going to look like.
I am now relegated to clearance racks only. I’m buying more tuna that I ever have before. We have a house, food, utilities and bills all paid,but there’s just not much more after that. We eat out less and less. I shop now, maybe once every six months. That’s it. I have cut, and cut, and cut.
Wake up, American. You’re taxing us to DEATH. We have nothing left to spend after taking care of basic needs.
Hey......the temp job numbers from Christmas must be trickling in along with the temp ‘green job’ numbers?
But you are seasonably adjusted right?
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