Everybody knows the government employment figures are phoney. Real unemployment is around 15%. The economy is controlled by more workesr employed and less regulation on businesses. Obamacare kill employment. More taxes takes money out of the economy. Government need to get out of the welfare business and let the people take care of those who cannot help themselves. The American people are the most generous people in the world. We have the highest Corporate tax rate in the world. Why would any business want to be in America??? Government can solve this problem with changing to LESS GOVERNMENT.
Are we at a low because people are working, or are we at a low because people have run out of unemployment benefits and have stopped looking because they cant get hired? Just a question I think we should be asking.
at a five year low, and still millions, not working!!! they all must've won the lottery!!!
Millions have ceased looking or have run out of benefit. Many of the "jobs" that included in the ridiculous employment numbers are part time as is witnessed by the 34.4 hour per week average. In the old days, working a day or two or less than 40 hours did not count. Now anything does, so as to make the numbers work the way the government wishes them to appear. "Real" jobs are NOT out there. $.04 an hour increase for the month!! WOW!! Hogwash!
Things keep getting better and better inspite of the GOP trying reck it and blame the president. The GOP will never get the WH back until they have a change of heart, but that want happen. 2014 and 2016 real downers for the party of NO!
That's another thing...Fulltime or parttime? The actual man worked hours has fallen dramatically....So it's not enough that people are employed, it's that they are under employed.
If the same amount of people were actually looking for work now, as were in 2008, the unemployment rate would be 11%. The only reason it's come down any, is because millions are no longer looking for work and are off the roles to be counted at all.
wow it looks like our economy has never ever been better hail king obama
Hail Bush for destroying it in the first place!
Excuse me, Jason, but it is 4 years not 5, and Obama's lowest unemployment rate (this one at 7.5%) has NEVER been as low as George Bush's highest (7.3% 12/2008)You indicate the recession was for the years 2007-2009, howeverBush's average for 2007 was 4.61% and for 2008 an average of 5.8%Bush's average for 8 years was 5.27.Obama's average for 4+ years is 9.0%
Reb, Thank you. You are so correct. Those figures were legitimate. Obama's are based on a base that is well lower than the TRUE number of Americans including those who have ceased looking and/or run out of benefits. The REAL percentage is close to 14% by all accounts.
is this full time or part time jobs///
Not the real unemployment number. It is over 13%. But they will continue to fudge the numbers, as clinton set it up.
Clinton? So I guess it was a lot worse under Bush too. But I will say this, 13% is about half of what was being claimed 4 years ago. Another Obama success story.
Another obama success story? Pray tell what are "the other ones"?