Skip to comments.US Creates 69,000 New Jobs, Unemployment Rate 8.2% (Up from 8.1%)
Posted on 06/01/2012 5:33:07 AM PDT by NE Cons
The American jobs engine hit stall speed in May, with the economy adding just 69,000 new jobs while the unemployment rate climbed to 8.2 percent.
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As another summertime swoon looms, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that job creation missed economist estimates for 158,000 new positions, and said labor force participation remains near 30-year lows though incrementally better than last month.
In May, stocks suffered through their worst month in two years, and the job-creation figures only added to the gloom.
Stock market futures indicated a sharply lower open for Wall Street, while investors continued to pour into bonds, sending the 10-year Treasury note yield tumbling to near 1.50 percent
The report comes a month after the government reported that just 115,000 new jobs were added in April, a number that helped contribute to a general malaise about economic growth.
With worries swelling over the state of the global economy, another weak employment report in the U.S. adds to fears that a sharp slowdown is on the way.
ALL smoke and mirrors from the current regime
What this means that the real numbers are much, much worse. So bad that even the big government/MSM lie-machine could pull of this kabuki unemployment scam any longer.
This is another summer of recovery?
-49,000 in revisions from Mar and Apr!
April’s jobs report revised DOWNWARD 38,000 jobs, March DOWNWARD 11,000...
Biden’s 500,000 a month during summer. Oh wait, that was last summer. Or the summer before... Pathetic.
Things must be getting really bad, even with Obama’s Labor Department massaging the numbers and simply dropping millions from the universe of workers, the rate still ticked up. Of course without that massaging it would have probably jumped to 8.5%...
watching CNBC- they look like they want to commit suicide...dow futures down 195pts...
expectations were 150,000 jobs...
ANYONE who votes for this clown again needs to be lobotimized
Well, Bush was in the White House yesterday.
CNBC talking about not only how bad the report is but how the revisions from the past two months show the trend....they then sadly noted how this is going to hurt obama’s re-election chances- BOO HOO...
if all else fails blaming Blown will rally the rat troops.
have a nice fall over the edge into abyss.
Loving their reaction, but taking a bath in my 401k.
if all else fails blaming Boosh will rally the rat troops.
have a nice fall over the edge into abyss.
Thanks for that....I needed the laugh......
Obama AND the Democrats are presiding over JOB DESTRUCTION. He is a far-left type who wants to recreate in the United States the economic situation in Russia in 1917.
More a summer of wreckovery.
Sounds like its time for another luxury Hawaiian vacation for the occupants of the White House.
ditto here- but i’m not retiring soon....buying opportunity...
“Can’t wait to hear the Obama administration’s spin on this....Bush’s Fault......”
Well . . . isn’t Bush’s birthday this month or next? That’s reason enough to for The WON to blame Bush for the bad job numbers.
WHO is stupid enough to expect 150,000 jobs? The morons in the media, already in the frickin’ tank for Obamugabe?
Post of the day. Spot on.
Obama has been faking the U3 numbers so long eventually there was nothing left.
The idea of the unemployment rate going up in May is on its face, absurd. Construction and other outdoor jobs should be increasing, while high school and college students have not yet fully entered the summer jobs market.
It won’t be long before the grass roots order will be given to reactivate the economy. The time of shutdown protest over the election of Obama will be ending soon.
But before it will occur it must be established that any improvements will not be credited to Obama.
Its bee tough the last couple of years having to perform a patriotic protest of the illegal election by doing everything, anything everywhere to throw a monkey wrench into the economy. In the end when Obama is gone America will remember, never again will white guilt make our decisions.
Well he was back in the White House yesterday.
An oatmeal cookie to the first reporter to ask Joe Biden if this is “recovery summer.”
Nah, instead he'll say something Like "The economy is faltering because Congress won't pass my budget." and all the MSM monkeys will nod and agree and report it as fact.
"Construction took the biggest hit, dropping by 28,000 for the month."
This is especially troubling. Construction jobs should be increasing in May.
Did I miss something? Were there any large scale weather events in May which killed construction jobs?
Look over there! Bain Capital! - Jay Carney
See?? George Bush sets foot back in the White House yesterday and unemployment goes back up today.
Coincindence? I think not. /s
Counsel presents Evidence Item #1... the regime has failed.
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock futures are plummeting after the release of a report on the job market that was far weaker than economists expected.
Dow Jones industrial average futures, which were down 100 points before the report came out at 8:30 a.m. EDT Friday, shot down an additional 100 points within minutes.
Impossible!!! They already WERE lobotomized!
The DUmmies are bummed out by this latest report.
EXCELLENT! Love it
I’m happy because it means Obama is going to be down in the polls, but unhappy for what it means to people looking for work.
President Trayvon should lobby to re-open all those “Polish Death Camps” so that all the unemployed “corpse men” can get back to work!
This country is going to implode if this freakshow continues any longer.
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