White House: That jobs report shows the awesome recovery continues, or something

posted at 12:01 pm on September 7, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

Well, what else can they say?  The Obama administration keeps pointing to the fact that we haven’t had a negative jobs report since early in his presidency, but that only means something if we have negative population growth.  We’re not keeping up with that factor, not in 29 months, not in 39 months, and certainly not in the 44 months that Barack Obama has been in office.  So, when the BLS hands you lemons month after month after month, what choice do you have but to make lemonade?  The White House leads off its reaction to the August jobs report by insisting that we’re still moving, er, forward (via John Nolte):

While there is more work that remains to be done, today’s employment report provides further evidence that the U.S. economy is continuing to recover from the worst downturn since the Great Depression. It is critical that we continue the policies that are building an economy that works for the middle class as we dig our way out of the deep hole that was caused by the severe recession that began in December 2007.

Let’s revisit the trends over the last three-plus years of recovery to test this idea of “dig[ging] our way out of the deep hole,” because that’s readily testable — and especially in imagery.  First, let’s look at the 14-year trend for the employment-population ratio from the BLS, using their own graph:

See any hint of digging out of that hole yet?  Neither do I.  Next, let’s take a look at the civilian participation rate over the last 14 years:

These two charts measure the workforce as a percentage of the population — which accounts for population growth as well as job creation.  Both are not only dropping, the civilian participation rate dropped faster and farther during the recovery than it did during the recession.

Those aren’t the only charts that disprove the White House spin, either.  James Pethokoukis provides a look at average hourly earnings for non-supervisory workers over the last 27 years in terms of year-on-year percentage increases — and this recovery has been worse than the recessions that preceded it:

James also notes that Citibank calls the past year’s 1.7% increase in the past year a tie for  “the slowest pace on record.”

John Lott recalls Obama’s promise to fix the issue in three years or be a one-term President and says he lost the bet:

With the release Friday morning of the August job numbers, there are still 261,000 fewer Americans employed than when Obama became president. Almost a million – 822,000 — fewer Americans have permanent jobs.

And we have fewer jobs despite there being many more Americans than four years ago. There are now over 8.4 million more working age Americans. Normally about 60 percent of the working age population have jobs. Thus, it would have been necessary to add about 130,000 jobs each month just to keep the share of the working age population employed from falling.

The middle and upper income jobs lost during the recession are being replaced lower-wage jobs during Obama’s recovery. Middle income occupations accounted for 60 percent of the jobs lost from the first quarter of 2008 to first quarter of 2010, but 58 percent of the jobs created since then have been in lower-wage occupations. While we have lost jobs in skilled construction, real estate, and supervisors, most new jobs are in retail sales and food preparation. …

At the beginning of his administration, Obama promised: “If I don’t have this done in three years, then there’s gonna be a one-term proposition.” Mr. President your time for excuses ended months ago.

We aren’t digging our way out of holes.  As the charts above show, we seem to be digging them deeper under the current set of policies.  It wasn’t all that long ago, Buzzfeed’s Andrew Kaczynski reminds us, that a certain Democrat insisted that a jobs report showing more than three times as many added jobs was a disappointment and an indicator of bad economic policy:

Talk about digging holes! Today’s response from the Obama White House deserves a Chip Diller Award for sheer chutzpah:

 


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There you go again with all these facts.
Facts are racist.

justltl on September 7, 2012 at 12:04 PM

FIRST!

Tenwheeler on September 7, 2012 at 12:05 PM

Someone needs to propose an investigation of the BLS’ manipulation of the workforce statistics.

JEM on September 7, 2012 at 12:05 PM

You guys are killing me….

Tenwheeler on September 7, 2012 at 12:05 PM

They actually said digging out of the hole? Usually if you are digging and you realize that it’s above your head and will be difficult to get out of, you stop digging.

MobileVideoEngineer on September 7, 2012 at 12:06 PM

Mutts for Mitt all agree …
Better in the crate than on the plate.

timberline on September 7, 2012 at 12:06 PM

Liars gotta lie – what else do they have?

The democrat party stands for nothing, except killing babies.

Zomcon JEM on September 7, 2012 at 12:06 PM

If the participation rate was the same now as under clinton, unemployment would be 12.3%.

lorien1973 on September 7, 2012 at 12:06 PM

Those aren’t lemons, and that’s not lemonade.

faraway on September 7, 2012 at 12:06 PM

Both are not only dropping, the civilian participation rate dropped faster and farther during the recovery than it did during the recession.

That’s not a recovery then. It’s a depression that’s the new normal.

Worse president than Jimmy Carter.

rbj on September 7, 2012 at 12:07 PM

What’s worse than those figures?…look at African/American unemployment, look what he has done to his base…and they will still vote for him by 95%+.

right2bright on September 7, 2012 at 12:07 PM

360k people (allegedly) gave up on even trying to find work in one month and they are celebrating their fake unemployment rate. Disgusting.

forest on September 7, 2012 at 12:08 PM

I was driving around listening to the news on the radio. Normally ABC or CBS news presents these job reports as positives (Hey, we gained FORTY THOUSAND!!! JOBS! YAAAAAAAY!). Today they were all saying negative things.

strictnein on September 7, 2012 at 12:08 PM

Heh, all the lefty outlets are spinning the 8.1% number –
Forget the fact that four people LEFT the workforce for everyone that got a job….

Social Security does not look so secure anymore….

redguy on September 7, 2012 at 12:09 PM

Ask the prisoners of war, when you get beaten every day, the one day you don’t get beaten feels good…the one or two days a month we don’t get bad news, Obama is telling us how lucky we are…and on the days we do get beaten, how lucky we are it isn’t worse…whatta guy!

right2bright on September 7, 2012 at 12:10 PM

Obama kills a New Orleans size city every month.

The population of NOLA is 360,000. That’s the number of jobs lost last month.

faraway on September 7, 2012 at 12:10 PM

Those graphs were made up by Fox News.

- Debbie WTF Schultz

fogw on September 7, 2012 at 12:10 PM

…or I am not beating you today, I’m beating your cellmate…be happy.

right2bright on September 7, 2012 at 12:11 PM

I was driving around listening to the news on the radio. Normally ABC or CBS news presents these job reports as positives (Hey, we gained FORTY THOUSAND!!! JOBS! YAAAAAAAY!). Today they were all saying negative things.

strictnein on September 7, 2012 at 12:08 PM

Maybe the speech by Obama was a “dog whistle” to the media saying “It’s okay, I realize it’s over, no use in trying to prop me up, I’m tired and want to go home.”

MobileVideoEngineer on September 7, 2012 at 12:11 PM

El rushbo
The only folks sugarcoating this is at the WH

cmsinaz on September 7, 2012 at 12:11 PM

So, when the BLS hands you lemons month after month after month, what choice do you have but to make lemonade?

…do they have the proper permits? …have they been checked out by all the government regulatory agencies yet?

KOOLAID2 on September 7, 2012 at 12:12 PM

This is exactly what Obama wants.

The Notorious G.O.P on September 7, 2012 at 12:12 PM

What does this have to do with abortion?
Focus!

crash72 on September 7, 2012 at 12:12 PM

Only have lies? Make liemonade.

forest on September 7, 2012 at 12:13 PM

So, when the BLS hands you lemons month after month after month, what choice do you have but to make lemonade?

It would taste better if the BLS could give you water and sugar. But it can’t.

The Rogue Tomato on September 7, 2012 at 12:14 PM

Yes, the stag-conomy is in horrible shape. But lets say next month’s report shows the unemployment rate drop to 7.9%. Now, O starts to act from a position of greater strength. We need to diversify. Attack O primarily for his success in radically increasing the govt’s size and control over our lives. And other issues. People fear big govt (play on that fear!), and that can trump the economy as the most important issue. Take big leads on every issue so the economy is relatively moot. Protect ourselves.. now.
Do we want big govt taking control of nearly everything, or not? That is the question.

anotherJoe on September 7, 2012 at 12:15 PM

Yeah, but DWS just said we’ve had 24 straight months of job growth…..don’t cha know?

Rovin on September 7, 2012 at 12:15 PM

FIRST!

Tenwheeler on September 7, 2012 at 12:05 PM

Uhhh…. not so much.

peski on September 7, 2012 at 12:15 PM

http://finance.yahoo.com/blogs/breakout/why-drop-unemployment-rate-tragic-144809610.html

The greatest gains came from the food services and drinking sector. In other words, from waiting tables or bartending. These are some of the most brutal, lowest paying jobs extant.

When Barry lose Yahoo, he is in real trouble.

bayview on September 7, 2012 at 12:16 PM

Chippy D FTW!

ted c on September 7, 2012 at 12:16 PM

The part I love is how when Bush adds 300,000 jobs but the labor participation rate drops from 67 to 66, Dems call it a “jobless recovery” but when Obama adds 90,000 jobs but the labor participation rate has sunk from 66 all the way to 63, they wave the recovery banner like it’s freaking Christmas.

The Schaef on September 7, 2012 at 12:16 PM

Those aren’t lemons, and that’s not lemonade.

faraway on September 7, 2012 at 12:06 PM

Awesome. I have five bucks that says that becomes a zinger in the debates.

TexasDan on September 7, 2012 at 12:17 PM

Words you won’t hear from Obama on Nov. 7th…”I won”…

right2bright on September 7, 2012 at 12:18 PM

The Obama administration keeps pointing to the fact that we haven’t had a negative jobs report since early in his presidency,

….Everybody didn’t get shot in Chicago last night so our law enforcement policies are a screaming success.

Baxter Greene on September 7, 2012 at 12:18 PM

Fed Printing Presses, (unrestricted, unfunded stimulus), will be working 24/7 starting next week—bank on it!

Rovin on September 7, 2012 at 12:18 PM

I forgot msdnc is as well

cmsinaz on September 7, 2012 at 12:19 PM

Well, I do have to admit I was wrong. I expected a rosy picture from the BLS report that would be revised later, but slowly in order to ensure Jugear’s re-election. So now all the administration has is the same old stuff talking about how bad things were when they took over and why it’s taking so long. Nobody (OK, 43%) is buying that stuff anymore.

There are things that can be done to re-invigorate the economy:
1) Start issuing offshore drilling permits again
2) Open up the oil fields for exploration and drilling
3) Roll back the job killing EPA regulations that have been implemented in the last 4 years. The air was clean in 2008 so no reason to add more regulation
4) Roll back the ridiculous CAFE standards. Let people buy the cars they want, not the ones the government thinks we should buy.
6) Repeal Obamacare, businesses are sitting on the sidelines and there is extreme disincentive to hire or grow past 50 employees because of this bureaucratic nightmare
7) Repeal Frank-Dodd. Another job-killing over-reach
8) Repeal Sarbane-Oxley. It does nothing and adds to the paperwork overhead of businesses with no value added
9) Make the Bush tax cuts permanent. Eliminate this uncertainty so that businesses can make plans

There are other things that need to be addressed as well, but the above list is simple and would be a huge shot in the arm for the economy

AZfederalist on September 7, 2012 at 12:19 PM

Those graphs were made up by Fox News.

- Debbie WTF Schultz

fogw on September 7, 2012 at 12:10 PM

Haven’t you heard? Debbie accepted a new position as DNC spokeshole to Outer Mongolia. She’s currently locked in the cargo hold of the slowest boat they could find.

peski on September 7, 2012 at 12:19 PM

How long until the numbers are revised in the ‘unexpected’ wrong direction?

Liam on September 7, 2012 at 12:19 PM

What does this have to do with abortion?
Focus!

crash72 on September 7, 2012 at 12:12 PM

LOL

peski on September 7, 2012 at 12:21 PM

Most new jobs in retails sales and food prep.

Mr. McPresident’s McRecovery…

theflyonthewall on September 7, 2012 at 12:22 PM

Well, Mr. Obama is right about one thing.

We didn’t build this mess. He did.

Marcus Traianus on September 7, 2012 at 12:23 PM

Heh, all the lefty outlets are spinning the 8.1% number –
Forget the fact that four people LEFT the workforce for everyone that got a job….

redguy on September 7, 2012 at 12:09 PM

..8.1% unemployment…
……food stamp participation at all time highs…
……………debt over 16 Trillion…
………………….deficits at 1.4 Trillion…..
………..middle class shrinking at an incredible rate…
…………….tanked housing market…
………anemic GDP numbers……
….GDP to debt ratio over 100%…
………………millions dropping out of the work force


Yaaaaaa!!!!!!…..Forward…….4 more years!!!!!

Baxter Greene on September 7, 2012 at 12:24 PM

What’s up with the belch at the end of the Won’s radio address?

adurb44 on September 7, 2012 at 12:24 PM

Even the WH response is “lackluster”.

Those folks have a long weekend before them

Jabberwock on September 7, 2012 at 12:25 PM

As usual, the timing/luck for Obama could not be any better.

The guy cannot be beaten.

gumbyandpokey on September 6, 2012 at 9:26 AM

RushBaby on September 7, 2012 at 12:25 PM

http://www.investors.com/editorialcartoons/cartoon.aspx?id=624830

Ed, Ramirez has a great one today…….

ted c on September 7, 2012 at 12:26 PM

“You want fries with that McRecovery?”

“Oh wait, that’s baaad for you. Would you like some McTofu instead?”

theflyonthewall on September 7, 2012 at 12:27 PM

Rush is talking about this now. He just commented that he’s not sure BO wants a second term which is something I’ve also been thinking.

Whether that’s true or not BO’s dreadful performance last night indicates to me that he knows he’s facing a real schruggle. Even if he wins he will face nothing but criticism and anger for four years.

Perhaps I’m a horrible person, but I cannot forgive him and his party for what they have done. It’s even harder to overlook the MSM.

The next couple of months are going to be rough on BO. He’s never faced a real challenge in the electoral sense, and I’m going to enjoy watching him suffer.

Karma is a beotch.

Cody1991 on September 7, 2012 at 12:27 PM

Even the WH response is “lackluster”.

Those folks have a long weekend before them

Jabberwock on September 7, 2012 at 12:25 PM

And for what I understand the onslaught of Romney/Ryan ads begin this weekend, it should be interesting to see mid next week what effect they will have, along with these horrible job stats.

right2bright on September 7, 2012 at 12:29 PM

If this is the “hope” Obama wants to keep alive, then may it die a swift death!

pilamaye on September 7, 2012 at 12:29 PM

I loathe this president and his surrogates. I’m tired of them continually blowing smoke up my rear end or implying that I’m too stupid to comprehend his fabulousness. I’m fed up with the slobbering sycophants in the media who prop him up.

But most of all, I’m disgusted by my fellow Americans who (a) bought into this claptrap in 2008 and (b) don’t bother to educate themselves enough this year to see through the walking, talking bloviator that is Obama.

natasha333 on September 7, 2012 at 12:30 PM

If the participation rate was the same now as under clinton, unemployment would be 12.3%.

lorien1973 on September 7, 2012 at 12:06 PM

If it was as high as it was on Jan 20 2009, the official unemployment rate would exceed 10%.

JohnGalt23 on September 7, 2012 at 12:31 PM

Yaaaaaa!!!!!!…..Forward…….4 more years!!!!!

Baxter Greene on September 7, 2012 at 12:24 PM

Do not overlook almost a 14% unemployment in the black community, they know it, it’s distressing…they know they have been overlooked and shoved aside.

right2bright on September 7, 2012 at 12:31 PM

That jobs report shows the awesome recovery continues

yaaaaaaaaaay.

Tim_CA on September 7, 2012 at 12:33 PM

Talk about digging holes! Today’s response from the Obama White House deserves a Chip Diller Award for sheer chutzpah:

You’re far too kind, Ed.

It’s blatant BS.

GrannyDee on September 7, 2012 at 12:33 PM

What does this have to do with abortion?
Focus!

crash72 on September 7, 2012 at 12:12 PM

Ed explained that above. If you are not creating jobs as fast as population growth, the only way to reduce the %unemployment is to reduce the population. Thus the free contraceptives and unlimited abortion theme of the convention. This is the long term plan for spreading the limited number of jobs around to everyone.

KW64 on September 7, 2012 at 12:33 PM

In other words, its still Bush’s fault.

vcferlita on September 7, 2012 at 12:33 PM

I don’t know if you guys have seen this yet, but the male labor participation rate is 69.9%. That’s the lowest since…1948. Do you know what that means? In terms of men in America, Obama’s economic policies have erased the entire population growth of the baby boom generation, and men are at levels not seen in over 60 years. Astonishing. Obama’s War on Men continue.

Weight of Glory on September 7, 2012 at 12:33 PM

Take big leads on every issue so the economy is relatively moot.

anotherJoe on September 7, 2012 at 12:15 PM

WTF? Are you trying to say you think it would be best to make the economic arguement moot? Any serious minded adult knows that virtually every statistic points toward the catastrophy that is O’s policies.

Workforce
Food prices
Gas Prices
Home prices
Personal Income
Etc.

This is what elections are all about. Peoples pocketbook.

HoustonRight on September 7, 2012 at 12:33 PM

Trying to figure out the best way to print out these charts and anonymously mail them to all of our lib friends who refuse to open any links I send ‘em.
Hmmmmmm…

pambi on September 7, 2012 at 12:33 PM

Unemployment chart with fixed LFPR

agmartin on September 7, 2012 at 12:33 PM

Well, I do have to admit I was wrong. I expected a rosy picture from the BLS report that would be revised later,
AZfederalist on September 7, 2012 at 12:19 PM

ROTFLMAO… No,you were not wrong, that is exactly what the BLS produced. When the best the BLS BSmasters can do to make things look good for Obama is to make thing look bad,you know the situation is far far worse than they are admitting to.

SWalker on September 7, 2012 at 12:35 PM

Just curious, but over time will the participation rate be lower than it has been in the past with our huge older population both retiring and living longer?

RW Wacko on September 7, 2012 at 12:36 PM

It’s all lost and hopeless.

The DNC in 4 mins. – summa summarum

Schadenfreude on September 7, 2012 at 12:36 PM

Hottest New Jobs:

Drive-Thru Technician

Fry-Machine Operator

Dining-Room Hygeine Specialist

(Finally – an actual use for that liberal-arts degree)

Tim_CA on September 7, 2012 at 12:37 PM

Well, what else can they say?


In the best interests of the nation effective noon tomorrow I will resign from the office of President of the United States.
But of course, even if the rat-eared bastard doesn’t care about a second term, there is no way that Mooch is going to give up her current lifestyle without a fight. They are going have to pull that lobster tail from her cold dead hand.

Happy Nomad on September 7, 2012 at 12:39 PM

Obama kills a New Orleans size city every month.

The population of NOLA is 360,000. That’s the number of jobs lost last month.

faraway on September 7, 2012 at 12:10 PM

That’s an amazing, mind-boggling statistic, Far, and what a great TV ad it would make. You should send it to the R&R campaign.

GrannyDee on September 7, 2012 at 12:39 PM

Jobs are saved by Obama as the auto industry was saved by this witch, who makes Howard Dean appear sane.

Schadenfreude on September 7, 2012 at 12:39 PM

…but…butt they gave such good speeches at the convention!…Joe Biteme gave the best delivery of both conventions!…ask the pundits!
They are awesome!

KOOLAID2 on September 7, 2012 at 12:39 PM

Dear Obama,
Please DON’T finish the job.

Rea1ityCheck on September 7, 2012 at 12:41 PM

Perhaps I’m a horrible person, but I cannot forgive him and his party for what they have done. It’s even harder to overlook the MSM.

The next couple of months are going to be rough on BO. He’s never faced a real challenge in the electoral sense, and I’m going to enjoy watching him suffer.

Karma is a beotch.

Cody1991 on September 7, 2012 at 12:27 PM

No more so than the rest of us.

Welcome to the party, pal. We’ve been at this point for years.

98ZJUSMC on September 7, 2012 at 12:42 PM

Do not overlook almost a 14% unemployment in the black community, they know it, it’s distressing…they know they have been overlooked and shoved aside.

right2bright on September 7, 2012 at 12:31 PM

But, of course, it is the GOP that is doing harm to the community, right?

Happy Nomad on September 7, 2012 at 12:42 PM

Is TouchDownBuddha still weighing in on these threads?

“In terms of absolute job growth predictions this number was not unexpected. With Italy and Spain experiencing a rather soft landing, all things considered, we expect manufacturing orders to pick up as something something something blah blah…”

I always pictured TDBuddha reading that pablum in the voice of Jack Handey from SNL’s “Deep Thoughts”.

MidniteRambler on September 7, 2012 at 12:43 PM

So, if someone asks you what the main difference is between most of the Obama supporters, and Romney supporters, instead of stammering, and stuttering, and looking for an answer, just tell them that the Romney supporters sign their checks on the front, and the Obama supporters sign their checks on the back.

Schadenfreude on September 7, 2012 at 12:43 PM

Dear Obama,
Please DON’T finish the job us off.

Rea1ityCheck on September 7, 2012 at 12:41 PM

FIFY

98ZJUSMC on September 7, 2012 at 12:44 PM

But..but…but Barry said he’d make a ‘worker’s paradise’. Just like the ones in Chicago and Detroit and Oakland.

GarandFan on September 7, 2012 at 12:44 PM

Prediction:

Romney wins and on January 21st, 2013, the MSM rediscovers “The Recession” phrase.

dirtseller on September 7, 2012 at 12:44 PM

“Finish the job” for Obama means “Finish the land, as you knew her”.

Listen to Clint Eastwood

“A lot of people are realizing they had the wool pulled over their eyes by Obama,” Eastwood said.

Schadenfreude on September 7, 2012 at 12:45 PM

Jobless recoveries are no longer reported in the media.

GardenGnome on September 7, 2012 at 12:47 PM

“A lot of people are realizing they had the wool pulled over their eyes by Obama,” Eastwood said.

That’s exactly right. There are also a great many who saw this coming long before he was elected.

98ZJUSMC on September 7, 2012 at 12:51 PM

I think it may be time to replace Kevin Bacon with Demtard Bruce Springsteen singing “I’m going down, down, down, down.”

BlueStateExpat on September 7, 2012 at 12:56 PM

About two hours ago, Jeff Macke tore up the unemployment number too based on the participation rate and brought up the black/grey labor market and taxation factors in it.

Macke’s headline is “Why a Drop in the Unemployment Rate Is Tragic”. Ouch.

He must be reading Ed’s posts. ;-)

batter on September 7, 2012 at 12:57 PM

Cody1991 on September 7, 2012 at 12:27 PM

No more so than the rest of us.

Welcome to the party, pal. We’ve been at this point for years.

98ZJUSMC on September 7, 2012 at 12:42 PM

After the DNC convention in 2004 and watching BO’s speech I figured he would get the nod in 2008 despite the Clintons still hanging about. I started digging into BO’s history.

For me these have been long years of worry. Four of those were dreading what seemed to be an inevitable outcome of a 2008 BO win and four years of misery with a BO “presidency”.

Watching BO and his fawning MSM attempt to create a fantasy world where everything is great while living the reality has made me truly, truly angry.

Forcing people to live without hope, forcing hard working people to apply for Food Stamps (never seen anything like this) or deciding that applying for Disability Benefits is the only thing they can do – just to survive – is unforgivable.

Cody1991 on September 7, 2012 at 12:58 PM

Prediction:

Romney wins and on January 21st, 2013, the MSM rediscovers “The Recession” phrase.

dirtseller on September 7, 2012 at 12:44 PM

… and if by January 31, 2013 the GDP is not growing at 3%+ annual rate and unemployment is not below 7%, the Romney presidency will be solemnly pronounced a failure. They might give him until February 1.

AZfederalist on September 7, 2012 at 12:58 PM

President Romney is going to find the job of “digging out of the hole” is shovel ready. We couldn’t be more ready for some good economic news, and neither could the world. I can’t wait for November, so we can get to work and fix this mess.

MTF on September 7, 2012 at 12:59 PM

I don’t know if you guys have seen this yet, but the male labor participation rate is 69.9%. That’s the lowest since…1948. Do you know what that means? In terms of men in America, Obama’s economic policies have erased the entire population growth of the baby boom generation, and men are at levels not seen in over 60 years. Astonishing. Obama’s War on Men continue.

Weight of Glory on September 7, 2012 at 12:33 PM

In 1948, the male labor force participation rate was around 87% and the male employment-population ratio was around 84%. These statistical series begin in January 1948, so the current LFPR for men of 69.8% is the lowest on record, but the numbers were actually far higher when they first began recording these statistics than now (though much of this change is due to aging of the relevant population, which includes everyone 16 or older).

DKCZ on September 7, 2012 at 12:59 PM

I hope the WH keeps telling all these unemployed people that everything is getting better…

d1carter on September 7, 2012 at 12:59 PM

There’s definitely going to be more hiring this month in preparation for the holiday shopping season. You combine that with hundreds of thousands dropping out of the labor force and the media will hype a recovery in jobs.

Wigglesworth on September 7, 2012 at 12:59 PM

But just wait until Moochelle gets her second-term agenda of impacting grocery store food. I’m sure that will increase jobs, right?

Nicole Coulter on September 7, 2012 at 12:59 PM

Do not overlook almost a 14% unemployment in the black community, they know it, it’s distressing…they know they have been overlooked and shoved aside.

right2bright on September 7, 2012 at 12:31 PM

….and many of them won’t throw Obama under the bus…but are not going out of their way to defend either…..
…………do not expect great turnout numbers from the black community in this election.

Baxter Greene on September 7, 2012 at 1:03 PM

There’s definitely going to be more hiring this month in preparation for the holiday shopping season. You combine that with hundreds of thousands dropping out of the labor force and the media will hype a recovery in jobs.

Wigglesworth on September 7, 2012 at 12:59 PM

Yes, but most people know that hiring at this time of the year is seasonal and temporary – especially the people being hired.

The other consideration is whether or not retailers expect a robust holiday season. Looking at gas prices, food prices, reduced incomes, and consumer confidence numbers, etc. I can’t believe the season will do much for the Dems.

Cody1991 on September 7, 2012 at 1:10 PM

WTF? Are you trying to say you think it would be best to make the economic arguement moot? …

HoustonRight on September 7, 2012 at 12:33 PM

NOT AT ALL! But I am saying… don’t put all our eggs in one basket. Take leads on every issue. What’s wrong with that?

anotherJoe on September 7, 2012 at 1:11 PM

You must be one of those “WHITE MEN” who make up the Republican party. And we’all know what that means. /s

RedManBlueState on September 7, 2012 at 1:14 PM

There’s definitely going to be more hiring this month in preparation for the holiday shopping season. You combine that with hundreds of thousands dropping out of the labor force and the media will hype a recovery in jobs.

Wigglesworth on September 7, 2012 at 12:59 PM

This could end up being a HUGE backfire though. The fact that everyone knows hiring picks up as fall starts means that more people will re-enter the laborforce and could in fact drive the rate back up.

MobileVideoEngineer on September 7, 2012 at 1:16 PM

here’s definitely going to be more hiring this month in preparation for the holiday shopping season. You combine that with hundreds of thousands dropping out of the labor force and the media will hype a recovery in jobs.

Wigglesworth on September 7, 2012 at 12:59 PM

That’s what seasonal adjustments are supposed to take out of the number. However, that adjustment can be subject to manipulation.

AZfederalist on September 7, 2012 at 1:40 PM

Goebbels laughs his dead azz off, again.

Schadenfreude on September 7, 2012 at 2:01 PM

Well sure, we know how many jobs he “created” this month but that’s only half the picture. How many jobs did he “save?”

MJBrutus on September 7, 2012 at 2:38 PM

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