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(Slate)   The Bureau of Labor Statistics finds an extra 386,000 jobs under its seat cushions   (slate.com) divider line 147
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2012-09-27 04:16:24 PM  
awww, poor romney. i wonder how he'll spin this.
 
2012-09-27 04:27:22 PM  

FlashHarry: awww, poor romney. i wonder how he'll spin this.


I'm sure the derp squad is all ready with "The BLS is in the tank for Obama, and is atrtificially inflating the numbers"
 
2012-09-27 04:28:13 PM  
There's lies, damn lies, and statistics.

I'm sure if the BLS looks closely, they can also find that many more job seekers.

/anyone need a freelance engineer? EIP.
//yes, a real engineer, not a computer programmer
///although I could do that too if you're willing to pay
 
2012-09-27 05:07:53 PM  

Dinki: FlashHarry: awww, poor romney. i wonder how he'll spin this.

I'm sure the derp squad is all ready with "The BLS is in the tank for Obama, and is atrtificially inflating the numbers"



They'll be hoping everyone forgets they've been citing BLS numbers to support their arguments for months.
 
2012-09-27 05:49:34 PM  
FTFA:

More Americans are employed today than were when he took office.


Once more, with feeling

More Americans are employed today than were when he took office.


One. More. Time.

More Americans are employed today than were when he took office.
 
2012-09-27 05:55:10 PM  

meat0918: FTFA:

More Americans are employed today than were when he took office.

Once more, with feeling

More Americans are employed today than were when he took office.

One. More. Time.

More Americans are employed today than were when he took office.


Which is more than can be said for Bush. Even after 8 years.
 
2012-09-27 06:01:23 PM  
More Americans are employed today than were when he took office.

Well that was the last metric. GDP, corporate profits, and now jobs, are all higher than 4 years ago.
 
2012-09-27 06:03:19 PM  

impaler: More Americans are employed today than were when he took office.

Well that was the last metric. GDP, corporate profits, and now jobs, are all higher than 4 years ago.


I guess hugram can update his wall of reality post.
 
2012-09-27 06:05:10 PM  

meat0918: More Americans are employed today than were when he took office.


This is hilarious - just in time for the debates too. What is Romney going to attack him on? This was his last line of real attack and the rug just got pulled out from under him.
 
2012-09-27 06:17:59 PM  

SnakeLee: This is hilarious - just in time for the debates too. What is Romney going to attack him on?


His only option is to adapt an alternate reality.

Where all the data keepers, pollsters, statisticians, scientists, and analysts are all elitists liberals.
 
2012-09-27 06:19:09 PM  
"how can Mitt Romney be losing with the economy doing so poorly?"

Because the Romney campaign has done everything they can to get voters to believe that no matter how bad things might be now, he and Ryan would be able to find innumerable ways to make it worse.
 
2012-09-27 06:43:14 PM  
Look, I have some idea of how the BLS works, and I have no idea how that's possible to find basically a month's worth of new unemployed people who were employed all along while losing 68000 government workers. They're government workers. You can actually count those pretty easy.
 
2012-09-27 06:47:22 PM  

GAT_00: Look, I have some idea of how the BLS works, and I have no idea how that's possible to find basically a month's worth of new unemployed people who were employed all along while losing 68000 government workers. They're government workers. You can actually count those pretty easy.


Government workers includes all levels, not just the federal government.

Plus, people enter numbers wrong in spreadsheets all the time.
 
2012-09-27 06:50:59 PM  
Anyone have a good article as to the details of this "rebenchmarking" and how often it is done?
 
2012-09-27 06:52:32 PM  

meat0918: GAT_00: Look, I have some idea of how the BLS works, and I have no idea how that's possible to find basically a month's worth of new unemployed people who were employed all along while losing 68000 government workers. They're government workers. You can actually count those pretty easy.

Government workers includes all levels, not just the federal government.


Yeah, state and local are included.

I think it's less of a "data entry" problem, though, as opposed to a calculation change, as would be implied by the term "rebenchmarking".

After all, that magic number that makes it into the papers is anything but a tally-mark count.
 
2012-09-27 07:14:51 PM  

meat0918: FTFA:

More Americans are employed today than were when he took office.

Once more, with feeling

More Americans are employed today than were when he took office.

One. More. Time.

More Americans are employed today than were when he took office.


Types nice, but that is not correct. Obama is down a million or so jobs. Not including the 359,000 that filed for unemployment this past week.
 
2012-09-27 07:30:33 PM  

impaler: More Americans are employed today than were when he took office.

Well that was the last metric. GDP, corporate profits, and now jobs, are all higher than 4 years ago.


You forgot gas prices.
 
2012-09-27 07:36:53 PM  

EnviroDude: meat0918: FTFA:

More Americans are employed today than were when he took office.

Once more, with feeling

More Americans are employed today than were when he took office.

One. More. Time.

More Americans are employed today than were when he took office.

Types nice, but that is not correct. Obama is down a million or so jobs. Not including the 359,000 that filed for unemployment this past week.


You heard it here first, folks, and from a known authority on these things. Clearly, there is no need for citation from such a respected source.
 
2012-09-27 07:53:56 PM  

meat0918: More Americans are employed today than were when he took office.


I think this bears repeating OVER AND OVER AND OVER
 
2012-09-27 07:56:54 PM  

EnviroDude: Types nice, but that is not correct. Obama is down a million or so jobs. Not including the 359,000 that filed for unemployment this past week.


Kindly justify this statement, thanks.

Also, now Obama is officially a Job Creator, how many jobs have the GOP created? President Clinton?

www.washingtonpost.com
 
2012-09-27 08:21:22 PM  

EnviroDude: Types nice, but that is not correct. Obama is down a million or so jobs. Not including the 359,000 that filed for unemployment this past week.


From Jan 20, 2009

research.stlouisfed.org
 
2012-09-27 09:22:48 PM  
*cough* BulLshiat *cough*
 
2012-09-27 09:28:14 PM  

bdub77: meat0918: More Americans are employed today than were employed when President Obama took office.

I think this bears repeating OVER AND OVER AND OVER


Slight change, for truthiness..
 
2012-09-27 09:29:28 PM  

bdub77: meat0918: More Americans are employed today than were when he took office.

I think this bears repeating OVER AND OVER AND OVER

 
2012-09-27 09:30:14 PM  

FlashHarry: awww, poor romney. i wonder how he'll spin this.


"This is hard."
 
2012-09-27 09:33:15 PM  

nmrsnr: EnviroDude: Types nice, but that is not correct. Obama is down a million or so jobs. Not including the 359,000 that filed for unemployment this past week.

Kindly justify this statement, thanks.

Also, now Obama is officially a Job Creator, how many jobs have the GOP created? President Clinton?

[www.washingtonpost.com image 606x404]



A picture of Bill Clinton!!!

And, may I remind you Conservatard, that Alex Baldwin and Diane Sawyer BOTH said they were excited by this election cycle so THERE!

What are you going to say now, RushLimbaughBot?

LOL - who needs a job when we all have free health care - LOL!
 
2012-09-27 09:34:06 PM  
Well someone has got to operate those fema death camps and death panels.
 
2012-09-27 09:42:29 PM  
25.media.tumblr.com
 
2012-09-27 09:44:01 PM  
surprise!!

I bet they find even more in October and right before the Election...

and then lose them again in December.
 
2012-09-27 09:44:38 PM  
So apparently the BLS is now run by this guy...
1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-09-27 09:52:48 PM  
Obama's ahead. This is good news because me and my freeloader friends can't wait for our hand out that was stolen from job creators.

/I call them cash hoarders.
 
2012-09-27 09:55:53 PM  
OH MAN!!!! I hope i get to hear Bill Cunninham on the radio tomorrow. I gotta plan my day accordingly.
 
2012-09-27 10:00:41 PM  
So, for the butthurt crowd in here, you do know the BLS gets its data by asking your holy Job Creators, right? Their numbers are entirely created by surveys.
 
2012-09-27 10:01:18 PM  

brianbankerus: Obama's ahead. This is good news because me and my freeloader friends can't wait for our hand out that was stolen from job creators.

/I call them cash hoarders.


That's exactly what they are.

and without ready cash, Americans can't consume. Without consumers our economy grinds to a halt.

/They're not Job creators - they're Job Precluders.
 
2012-09-27 10:06:32 PM  

Yoyo: There's lies, damn lies, and statistics.

I'm sure if the BLS looks closely, they can also find that many more job seekers.

/anyone need a freelance engineer? EIP.
//yes, a real engineer, not a computer programmer
///although I could do that too if you're willing to pay


I don't but occasionally people I work with do, how do you feel about traveling to houston occasionally?
 
2012-09-27 10:08:22 PM  

rubi_con_man: brianbankerus: Obama's ahead. This is good news because me and my freeloader friends can't wait for our hand out that was stolen from job creators.

/I call them cash hoarders.

That's exactly what they are.

and without ready cash, Americans can't consume. Without consumers our economy grinds to a halt.

/They're not Job creators - they're Job Precluders.


Amen, brother!

And what the f*ck is up with Mom and Dad?

I mean, our band is going to be f*cking HUGE and all they do is keep up the chirp - "You need to get a job" - "you're room is a mess" - "Come on, Rubi, we're going to visit Aunt Gladys"

Seriously, why don't they understand that we have to be free to be able to fly?
 
2012-09-27 10:11:32 PM  

GAT_00: So, for the butthurt crowd in here, you do know the BLS gets its data by asking your holy Job Creators, right? Their numbers are entirely created by surveys.


Just like the presidential polls!!!

We need unskewedjobreports.com!
 
2012-09-27 10:11:55 PM  
if we all hire an illegal to help us clean the garage this weekend, think of the numbers boost then. plus all that extra money shot into the economy! sweet.
 
2012-09-27 10:13:12 PM  

FlashHarry: i wonder how he'll spin this.


He'll say something like: Obama was lying to you about the jobs numbers all year so he is lying to you now.
 
2012-09-27 10:13:41 PM  

GAT_00: So, for the butthurt crowd in here, you do know the BLS gets its data by asking your holy Job Creators, right? Their numbers are entirely created by surveys.


On a serious note, most of the economic numbers come from agencies employing serious statistical math geeks. They consider numbers more holy than any party identification.
 
2012-09-27 10:16:12 PM  
I'm surprised. I'd figure they'd wait till next month to gin up the numbers so he'd have a talking point.
 
2012-09-27 10:16:59 PM  
Just a few more programs to fund with money the government doesn't actually have and we'll be prosperous!
 
2012-09-27 10:18:14 PM  
Why not just add a zero to the end while they're at it?

Evita! Evita!
 
2012-09-27 10:19:10 PM  

Muta: FlashHarry: i wonder how he'll spin this.

He'll say something like: Obama was lying to you about the jobs numbers all year so he is lying to you now.


I'm gonna go ahead and deem you a wizard now to save us both time.
 
2012-09-27 10:21:35 PM  

Yoyo: /anyone need a freelance engineer? EIP.


But engineers use MATH, and math is the language of science, and science is of the Debbil! So, NO THANKS!

/seriously, good luck with finding a better gig. I've been out o' work for while and don't like it much.
 
2012-09-27 10:24:29 PM  

rubi_con_man: /I call them cash hoarders.

That's exactly what they are.

and without ready cash, Americans can't consume. Without consumers our economy grinds to a halt.

/They're not Job creators - they're Job Precluders.


And they're wondering why, as cash becomes more and more concentrated in the hands of those least likely to spend it, the economy struggles to chug along. It's asinine.

Trickle-down has been disproved. Can the R-tards let it the fark go already?
 
2012-09-27 10:26:02 PM  
I submitted this with the same headline earlier :/

go Obama. grats on the 7.9% unemployment despite all the GOP austerity measures
 
2012-09-27 10:26:07 PM  

Yoyo: There's lies, damn lies, and statistics.

I'm sure if the BLS looks closely, they can also find that many more job seekers.

/anyone need a freelance engineer? EIP.
//yes, a real engineer, not a computer programmer
///although I could do that too if you're willing to pay


Well, you never know. Amtrak might be hiring.
 
2012-09-27 10:26:33 PM  
ARE YOU BETTER OFF?!
 
2012-09-27 10:27:11 PM  

meat0918: FTFA:

More Americans are employed today than were when he took office.

Once more, with feeling

More Americans are employed today than were when he took office.

One. More. Time.

More Americans are employed today than were when he took office.


Thank god the population hasn't increased at all since he took office.
 
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