Skip to comments.Obama's Real Unemployment Rate Is 14.7%, And A Recession's On The Way
Posted on 10/13/2012 5:38:50 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported last Friday that 114,000 new jobs were created last month, according to its Establishment Survey of business payrolls that has been emphasized by the Obama Administration. That is pitifully weak, especially for what is supposed to be the fourth year of a recovery (the National Bureau of Economic Research scored the recession as officially over in June, 2009).
As economist John Lott noted at FoxNews.com on October 5, the working age population grew by 206,000 last month. With two-thirds of those working as would be expected during a normal recovery, 138,000 new jobs would have been necessary in September just to keep pace with population growth.
Indeed, the working age population has increased by 8.4 million since President Obama entered office. With the same labor force participation as on Inauguration Day in January, 2009 (which would be closer to a real recovery), that would require 5.5 million new jobs just to keep up with the aforementioned population growth.
But a generous reading of the data is that during President Obamas entire term in office, a grand total of only 787,000 jobs have been created overall on net. And all of that net growth came in the last month. As of August, 2012, the economy was still suffering a net loss of jobs during Obamas entire Presidency up to that point.
(Excerpt) Read more at forbes.com ...
Rush reported that California was “late” submitting their numbers and therefore weren’t included in the report. This was not mentioned in the Forbes article.
This always makes me wonder why the Republicans don’t use the word “recession” to frame the economic argument, instead of saying “this is the slowest economic recovery ever.”
You just know if the incumbent was a Republican, the whole nation would repeatedly be told that we’re in a recession. As it is, I think most Americans probably still think we’re still in a recession. Certainly feels like it.
Excellent article — takes us through all the relevant actualfigures.
Thanks for posting it.