Sandra Fluke: The job market for graduates is getting better, you know

posted at 8:55 pm on June 14, 2012 by Allahpundit

Via the Washington Free Beacon, this is enjoyable if only for the futility of the CNN host in trying to convince Fluke that the plural of “anecdote” is not “data,” only to be assured — repeatedly — that she’s talked to college grads from across the country. This is what they’re telling her, in casual conversation. So, you know, you can take it to the bank.

Is it true that the job market for grads is improving? Let me put it this way: If a team trailing 42-0 kicks a field goal late in the fourth quarter, are their chances of winning improving? If yes, then yeah, the market’s improving:

Though the labor market is recovering slowly, graduates this spring have only slightly better chances of landing jobs than grads did in the depths of the recession, experts say…

“The kids graduating in 2012 are a little better off than their older brothers and sisters who graduated in 2010 or 2011, but it’s still very difficult to find a job,” Shierholz said. “The overall labor market is weak, and young workers are getting slammed.”

Moreover, some economists believe students face an even bleaker job market than the numbers suggest — among the worst in decades.

How bad? Bad:

Unemployment and underemployment rates of young graduates have only modestly improved since their peak in 2010.

For young high school graduates, the unemployment rate was 32.7 percent in 2010 and 31.1 percent over the last year (April 2011–March 2012), while the underemployment rate was 55.9 percent in 2010 and 54.0 percent over the last year.

For young college graduates, the unemployment rate was 10.4 percent in 2010 and 9.4 percent over the last year, while the underemployment rate was 19.8 percent in 2010 and 19.1 percent over the last year.

Among all workers under age 25, unemployment stood at 16.4 percent in March, fully twice the national average. And according to an AP study conducted a few months ago, 53.6 percent — no typo — of people under 25 with bachelor’s degrees were either unemployed or underemployed last year, an 11-year high. Watching this clip actually gives me new respect for that analysis from Carville’s firm urging Obama to stop, stop, stop talking about improvements in the economy when no one out there is feeling it. If she had stuck to the standard “Republicans don’t care about [important Democratic constituency]” argument, she could have skated. As it is, despite Fluke’s newfound status as a liberal truth-to-power martyr/voice of a generation, the CNN anchor’s skepticism is palpable. When you’ve got official progressive Absolute Moral Authority going for you, you’ve got to inch awfully far out on the limb policy-wise to earn a raised eyebrow from the media.

The reason she was on, incidentally, is because she just unveiled her presidential endorsement on CNN’s website. I’m not going to spoil the surprise. See if you can guess.

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Excuse me, but does anyone care who this Slut endorses? Is this news? We already know all of the Hollywood sluts endorse this Mutant so why should we care if an insignifcant professional student low-life jumps on the bandwagon? She is so low she has to reach up to touch bottom!!!

Jersey Dan on June 15, 2012 at 11:52 AM

Sandra Fluke: The job market for graduates is getting better, you know

Sandra Fluke: And it gets better….I’m saving a boatload of money on the free trojans my health insurance company is buying for me!

olesparkie on June 15, 2012 at 12:23 PM

Looks like we’ve got our new “Obama Girl.”

Who is the more obnoxious twit… this imbecile or Lizzie “Squaw Broken Wind” Warren?

Ventura Capitalist on June 15, 2012 at 1:06 PM


Bmore on June 15, 2012 at 1:14 PM

Only in America could a mooching alley cat be considered a political analyst.

Crusty on June 15, 2012 at 1:35 PM

Give the young lady her free contraceptives so she can get back to doing what she does best and stop babbling like a fool.

volsense on June 15, 2012 at 3:23 PM

But now that the President has announced a unilateral dictate from his office, curtailing the enforceability of United States immigration law, and providing henceforth that young illegal immigrants will now be free to seek employment to work in the United States, and to compete for jobs, why that should markedly improve the prospects for young American citizens in seeking employment opportunities, no?

Oh, wait . . .

Trochilus on June 15, 2012 at 3:37 PM

Guess the Scrunt will be able to start buying her own Condoms any day now


donabernathy on June 15, 2012 at 3:37 PM

Randy Sandy’s own job prospects may be bright with the Obama administration, but she’s just a Fluke.

Steve Z on June 15, 2012 at 4:38 PM

Bright job prospects for her with Trojan “Rough Riders” in the R&D field where they have “hands on” testing. That’s what she meant.

NoPain on June 16, 2012 at 8:58 AM