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AP Headline Falsely Claims 'U.S. Finally Regains The Jobs Lost in the Recession'
Newsbusters ^ | April 4, 2014 | Tom Blumer

Posted on 04/05/2014 2:56:55 AM PDT by kingattax

This afternoon, in an unbylined item headlined "US BUSINESS HIRING FINALLY TOPS RECESSION LOSSES," the Associated Press showed that it deserves the nickname "Administration's Press."

The story embarrassingly described the job market's return to its previous January 2008 employment peak as a "pivotal moment." Get real. Given over six additional years of growth in the adult population, that's hardly the case.

To his credit, the AP's Christopher Rugaber, in a separate later submission, tamped down the enthusiasm, noting that "the economy is still millions of jobs short of where it should be by now." That's for sure. But whoever wrote the headline to Rugaber's story told an obvious untruth:

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: christopherrugaber; dissociatedpress; enemedia; liberalmedia

1 posted on 04/05/2014 2:56:56 AM PDT by kingattax
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To: kingattax

I haven’t looked at the exact numbers, but they could be exactly right in that the total (raw) number of employed could now be back to the level it was at in 2008. However, as noted, because of population growth, the economy is still millions of jobs short of where it needs to be, and indeed even with so many out of the workforce (and therefore not counted) the percentage of the still-available workforce that is employed is still lower than it has been in decades.


2 posted on 04/05/2014 3:02:52 AM PDT by Little Pig (Vi Veri Veniversum Vivus Vici.)
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To: kingattax
Donald Trump is correct, the real unemployment rate is at LEAST 21%.

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/372784/trump-real-unemployment-rate-21-22-percent-eliana-johnson

We are living in an era of government/media propaganda that Stalin would have envied. Truth, reason, and honesty no longer matter.

3 posted on 04/05/2014 3:05:52 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: kingattax

The useful idiots never read the fine print!


4 posted on 04/05/2014 3:21:49 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: SkyPilot

Truth, reason,honor were killed to facilitate killing babies.
Teachers pretend to teach, students pretend to learn
Parents pretend to parent
We have pretend money
We no longer have free speech
We no longer have freedom of religion

This is exactly what happens with no truth, reason or honor


5 posted on 04/05/2014 3:22:35 AM PDT by jonose
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To: jonose
Amen. What you cited are the logical consequences of abandoning truth, reason, morality, and law. You cannot have the former without God - and we abandoned Him.

Watch this - 3 minutes:

Wasn't America created to be a nation of tolerance?

6 posted on 04/05/2014 3:34:50 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: kingattax

Wow. Even that simple statement was a worthless lie!


7 posted on 04/05/2014 3:37:47 AM PDT by lee martell
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To: kingattax

This theme was leaked before the job numbers came out. I heard some talking heads saying that President Obama only needs 120,000 more jobs to break even with 2008.

That means the Obama Administration put this idea out there so the media would have their headline for the jobs report.

But, while the media did play Obama mouthpiece, it is not having the desired effect as the stock market declined and most agree it was a bad jobs report.


8 posted on 04/05/2014 3:39:25 AM PDT by Erik Latranyi
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To: Erik Latranyi

I’m not buying it!


9 posted on 04/05/2014 3:42:17 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: kingattax

Government reports say we are 600,000 jobs short in government growth. Say what.

We need to stop this kind of thinking

T


10 posted on 04/05/2014 3:56:35 AM PDT by teeman8r (Armageddon won't be pretty, but it's not like it's the end of the world.)
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To: kingattax

As Rush says of them.... “willing accomplises”.


11 posted on 04/05/2014 4:23:07 AM PDT by high info voter
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To: Little Pig

I read somewhere that if you count the hours lost due to full time jobs replaced by part time jobs, we have actually lost about 100,000 jobs over that time frame. I don’t recall where that was reported, so I’m hoping another Freeper can post the reference.


12 posted on 04/05/2014 4:28:28 AM PDT by TwelveOfTwenty (See my home page for some of my answers to the left's talking points.)
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To: kingattax

Getting to be where you wonder if this federal gub mint EVER tells the truth on ANY subject.
We ALL know that obammy is a LIAR,


13 posted on 04/05/2014 4:33:19 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) obammy lied and lied and lied)
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To: kingattax

"We told the press that we've regained all the jobs lost in the recession. And they're going 24/7 with it!"
14 posted on 04/05/2014 4:36:14 AM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: kingattax

No need to raise the minimum wage now that all is great in obamaland/s


15 posted on 04/05/2014 4:47:55 AM PDT by RginTN
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To: kingattax

Truth is Obama is bringing America back to the economy of 1960. I know. I was there.


16 posted on 04/05/2014 4:52:38 AM PDT by Rapscallion (Obama is the corruption of America - economic, criminal, judicial, political, sexual, and more)
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To: kingattax

17 posted on 04/05/2014 5:24:56 AM PDT by clearcarbon
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To: Little Pig

What does “employed” actually mean now? I believe that if someone was working forty or more hours a week in 2008 and earning forty dollars an hour but is now working ten hours a week at minimum wage he would be counted as employed now just as he was counted as employed in 2008.


18 posted on 04/05/2014 5:27:57 AM PDT by RipSawyer
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To: RipSawyer

Lies wrapped around more lies.


19 posted on 04/05/2014 5:34:36 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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To: Rapscallion

“Truth is Obama is bringing America back to the economy of 1960. I know. I was there.”
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I turned 16 in 1960. I would love to believe that when all is setted we will be as well off as we were in 1960.


20 posted on 04/05/2014 5:37:17 AM PDT by RipSawyer
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To: RipSawyer
I turned 16 in 1960. I would love to believe that when all is settled we will be as well off as we were in 1960.

Life as a teenager in 1960 was good indeed. Parents and grandparents and new-marrieds really struggled....just as they do under King Obama's tyranny.

21 posted on 04/05/2014 6:52:58 AM PDT by Rapscallion (Obama is the corruption of America - economic, criminal, judicial, political, sexual, and more)
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To: jonose

Very good point.


22 posted on 04/05/2014 7:21:15 AM PDT by tbpiper
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To: kingattax

I heard an audio clip of nancy pig lousy saying something to the effect of “The job market has finally recovered all the jobs lost during the Bush years”. I kid you not.


23 posted on 04/05/2014 7:49:59 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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