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2013-03-08 09:05:16 AM  
Thanks Obama.
 
2013-03-08 09:12:53 AM  
Up voting.  U6 dropped also so the haters got nowhere to run.
 
2013-03-08 09:22:50 AM  
that's not counting the dead, elderly, children, enfeebled or people in prison.  That brings the REAL TRUE unemployment rate up to 145%

damn you, Obama!
 
2013-03-08 09:27:40 AM  
This doesn't count all the people who quit their jobs and killed themselves and their entire families because of Obama's anti-business regs.
 
2013-03-08 09:32:19 AM  

sigdiamond2000: This doesn't count all the people who quit their jobs and killed themselves and their entire families because of Obama's anti-business regs.


Okay, I LOL'd.
 
2013-03-08 09:37:21 AM  

sigdiamond2000: This doesn't count all the people who quit their jobs and killed themselves and their entire families because of Obama's anti-business regs.


What about all the millions of patriots locked up in Obama's FEMA detention camps? If you count them, U3 should be around closer to 23%.
 
2013-03-08 09:38:14 AM  

sigdiamond2000: This doesn't count all the people who quit their jobs and killed themselves and their entire families because of Obama's anti-business regs.


Yep. If you count all those, the unemployment numer is actually 66.6%
 
2013-03-08 09:40:05 AM  
Well, if Romney/Ryan had won we'd be at 20% employment. Everyone would be working three jobs at $2.50 an hour. Thanks 0Bama!
 
2013-03-08 09:46:05 AM  
The BLS is just massaging the numbers to get Obama re-elected, obviously

Hey, didn't we raise taxes in January? What happened to all the job losses? Why didn't the sky fall like the GOP said it would?
 
2013-03-08 09:59:26 AM  
we'll see how things go over the course of the year when jobs start drying up from the sequester.
 
2013-03-08 10:01:28 AM  
I'll wait for the job numbers from the Obama Is Ruining This Country Foundation before I make any judgments.
 
2013-03-08 10:18:03 AM  
Under a tax cutter (Bush) the unemployment went from 4.2% to 7.8%.

Under a tax raiser, unemployment went from 7.8% to 7.7%

Conclusion: raising taxes destroys jobs and cutting taxes creates jobs.
 
2013-03-08 10:22:51 AM  
The skinny: Link, .pdf
 
2013-03-08 10:24:15 AM  
And the housing rebound is sparking job gains in a range of industries, from construction to furniture sales and mortgage lending.

Really good news.

/My HOV stock doubled
 
2013-03-08 10:25:03 AM  
GOP to contest numbers immediately because of "Socialist media bias."
 
2013-03-08 10:25:27 AM  
See, all those Republican job creation bills are working.
 
2013-03-08 10:25:32 AM  
Using drones on the unemployed has paid off!

Nice news, actually. No matter how haters might care to spin it.
 
2013-03-08 10:25:54 AM  

Unemployment rate: Men (7.1), women (7), Teenagers (25.1), white (6.8), black (13.8), Asian (6.1) Hispanic (9.6)

- Zachary A. Goldfarb (@Goldfarb) March 8, 2013

College graduates have an unemployment rate of 3.8 percent. High school graduates have an unemployment rate of 7.9 percent.

- Zachary A. Goldfarb (@Goldfarb) March 8, 2013

There is a massive gap in the unemployment rate between those who attended college -- 6.7% -- and those who finished it -- 3.8%.

- Zachary A. Goldfarb (@Goldfarb) March 8, 2013
 
2013-03-08 10:26:40 AM  
And we continue to kick Europe's ass.
 
2013-03-08 10:26:44 AM  
They're all low-paying part time jobs, labor force participation rate went down, shadow stats, cooked books, it hurts when I pee...
 
2013-03-08 10:27:58 AM  
The horror of sequestration in action.
 
2013-03-08 10:27:59 AM  
thinkprogress.org
 
2013-03-08 10:28:03 AM  
Trickle down on me, baby! It really works! Thank you, you rich, money hoarding billionaires!
 
2013-03-08 10:28:09 AM  
CONSPIRACY THEORY TIME!

The Department of Labor is faking the numbers so that when it goes up next month, they can blame the sequester.

QUICK, BOOK ME ON FOX NEWS!
 
2013-03-08 10:28:31 AM  
i.imgur.com

6.35M private sector jobs in the last three years. 36 straight months of private sector job growth. More stimulus please.
 
2013-03-08 10:28:59 AM  

MyRandomName: The horror of sequestration in action.


Jobs numbers are pre-sequestration, post-tax increase.
 
2013-03-08 10:29:03 AM  

MyRandomName: The horror of sequestration in action.


Nobody claimed that sequestration would take effect before it took effect.
 
2013-03-08 10:29:03 AM  

MyRandomName: The horror of sequestration in action.


These are February numbers. Sequestration began March 1. If anything, this shows that the idea of "uncertainty depressing the economy" is nonsense.
 
2013-03-08 10:30:07 AM  
So, where's all that talk of a "jobless recovery" now?
 
2013-03-08 10:30:12 AM  

max_pooper: sigdiamond2000: This doesn't count all the people who quit their jobs and killed themselves and their entire families because of Obama's anti-business regs.

What about all the millions of patriots locked up in Obama's FEMA detention camps? If you count them, U3 should be around closer to 23%.



Since they are working in forced labor camps, they count as employed.
 
2013-03-08 10:30:24 AM  

MyRandomName: The horror of sequestration in action.


I wish Republicans understood the economy and lagging indicators.
 
2013-03-08 10:31:18 AM  

HeartBurnKid: So, where's all that talk of a "jobless recovery" now?


It still is. While this is a relatively good numbers report, its still not amazing. Even at 250K per year, it would still take years to get back to full employment.
 
2013-03-08 10:31:48 AM  

Dusk-You-n-Me: [i.imgur.com image 520x400]

6.35M private sector jobs in the last three years. 36 straight months of private sector job growth. More stimulus please.


Now imagine what the rate would have been if we hadn't cut so much public sector payroll...
 
2013-03-08 10:31:49 AM  
Huh, I expected that to be Congressional aproval ratings.
 
2013-03-08 10:32:15 AM  

Dusk-You-n-Me: Unemployment rate: Men (7.1), women (7), Teenagers (25.1), white (6.8), black (13.8), Asian (6.1) Hispanic (9.6)- Zachary A. Goldfarb (@Goldfarb) March 8, 2013

College graduates have an unemployment rate of 3.8 percent. High school graduates have an unemployment rate of 7.9 percent.- Zachary A. Goldfarb (@Goldfarb) March 8, 2013

There is a massive gap in the unemployment rate between those who attended college -- 6.7% -- and those who finished it -- 3.8%.- Zachary A. Goldfarb (@Goldfarb) March 8, 2013



So...we're supposed to blame Israel?
 
2013-03-08 10:32:29 AM  

max_pooper: sigdiamond2000: This doesn't count all the people who quit their jobs and killed themselves and their entire families because of Obama's anti-business regs.

What about all the millions of patriots locked up in Obama's FEMA detention camps? If you count them, U3 should be around closer to 23%.


Those people have jobs they're just not getting paid.
 
2013-03-08 10:32:55 AM  

Zarquon's Flat Tire: Huh, I expected that to be Congressional aproval ratings.


I don't think they have improved that much.
 
2013-03-08 10:33:27 AM  

NateGrey: MyRandomName: The horror of sequestration in action.

I wish Republicans understood the economy and lagging indicators.


But my convenient, non-sensical, talking points exist in the now!

/4th dimensional thinking is for elitist liberal snobs
 
2013-03-08 10:34:09 AM  
Just wait till after the election is over. Then we will be able to see Fartbongo's real job numbers!

Do you know what's really sad? If Romney would have won, he would be taking full credit for this. Yet Obama was responsible for job losses in 2008.
 
2013-03-08 10:34:36 AM  

EighthDay: Now imagine what the rate would have been if we hadn't cut so much public sector payroll...


Unemployment rate if level of government employment was same as end of 2008? 7.2%.

- Justin Lahart (@jdlahart) March 8, 2013
 
2013-03-08 10:34:36 AM  

DamnYankees: HeartBurnKid: So, where's all that talk of a "jobless recovery" now?

It still is. While this is a relatively good numbers report, its still not amazing. Even at 250K per yearmonth, it would still take years to get back to full employment.


FTFY
 
2013-03-08 10:35:25 AM  
Obama is cooking the books to deflect from the real need for "austerity now" in the form of  getting rid of all civilian government employees and social programs.

Disaster Capitalism requires a disaster.
 
2013-03-08 10:35:29 AM  

Granny_Panties: Do you know what's really sad? If Romney would have won, he would be taking full credit for this. Yet Obama was responsible for job losses in 2008.


This was a big worry of mine. Had Romney won, conservative would have received the credit for an inevitable recovery and would have done great, underserved damage to the reputation of liberalism.
 
2013-03-08 10:35:47 AM  
The Bush Recovery in action folks.
 
2013-03-08 10:36:05 AM  

theknuckler_33: DamnYankees: HeartBurnKid: So, where's all that talk of a "jobless recovery" now?

It still is. While this is a relatively good numbers report, its still not amazing. Even at 250K per yearmonth, it would still take years to get back to full employment.

FTFY


Oops. Thanks.
 
2013-03-08 10:36:24 AM  
Better late than never. Now start buying stuff so I can write some more orders here at work.

/going to need a whole bunch more job growth to absorb all of the Sequester layoffs.
 
2013-03-08 10:37:09 AM  

Dusk-You-n-Me: [i.imgur.com image 520x400]

6.35M private sector jobs in the last three years. 36 straight months of private sector job growth. More stimulus please.


The economy needs around 80,000 jobs per month just to replace jobs lost when people retire.  Looks to me like we are spending more and more to get the same rats-ass-hair-above-baseline numbers we've had for the last 5 years.
 
2013-03-08 10:37:26 AM  

mrshowrules: Up voting.  U6 dropped also so the haters got nowhere to run.


You say that; check comment sections on any articles and you will see people talking about how "real" unemployment rate is still in the upper-20's to mid-30's and rising once you work in all the number fudging the government is doing.
 
2013-03-08 10:38:07 AM  

o5iiawah: The economy needs around 80,000 jobs per month just to replace jobs lost when people retire.  Looks to me like we are spending more and more to get the same rats-ass-hair-above-baseline numbers we've had for the last 5 years.


How are we spending "more and more"? Government spending has been falling for about 3 years.
 
2013-03-08 10:38:23 AM  
7 is the new 5 thanks to changes in the way the numbers are crunched mandated by Democrats in Congress in 2007.
 
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