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(Salon)   The US added 165,000 jobs in April, far outpacing expectations, and the unemployment rate fell to 7.5 percent. Oh, and the February and March numbers were revised up, too. Thanks, Obama   (salon.com) divider line 157
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2013-05-03 10:05:22 AM  
well, i guess the bush recovery was timed to hit just as he opened his preznidential liberry!
 
2013-05-03 10:12:24 AM  
Just a few more months like that and he will have made up for the all the jobs he killed.
 
2013-05-03 10:15:55 AM  

Old Man Winter: Just a few more months like that and he will have made up for the all the jobs he killed.


I heard he drowned them in a bathtub
 
2013-05-03 10:27:14 AM  

Old Man Winter: Just a few more months like that and he will have made up for the all the jobs he killed.


LOL
 
2013-05-03 10:27:38 AM  

Aarontology: Old Man Winter: Just a few more months like that and he will have made up for the all the jobs he killed.

I heard he drowned them in a bathtub


With his bare hands.  All of them.

The bathtub job killer!
 
2013-05-03 11:05:54 AM  
the dow just hit 15,000. it's a good time to be wealthy, that's for sure.
 
2013-05-03 12:10:00 PM  
I could sure use a raise

/the price of cat food has gone up
 
2013-05-03 02:08:37 PM  
Obama: "See? My policies work."

House: "See? Obstructing Obama at every turn has led to improved jobs growth."

Senate: "We don't have the 60 votes to decide if we like this news or not."

American people: "Congress has done nothing. You guys are a bunch of f*cking wankers. But we like our guy."

House: "I rest my case."
 
2013-05-03 02:11:08 PM  
President Gingrich would have had 100,000 jobs created by now.

ON THE MOON.
 
2013-05-03 02:18:39 PM  
History's greatest munster.
 
2013-05-03 02:21:13 PM  

JolobinSmokin: History's greatest munster.


icecreamhasnobones.com

not even close.
 
2013-05-03 02:22:20 PM  
If Romney were president, we'd have added at least a million full-time jobs in each of the past four months, and they all would have paid over $200,000. Thanks a lot, Fartbongo.
 
2013-05-03 02:25:12 PM  
Yeah but they're not using the U-1648/i numbers from the deep south industrial survey of widget manufacturers so these numbers don't mean anything.  Actual unemployment is -478!%
 
2013-05-03 02:27:51 PM  

Fizpez: Yeah but they're not using the U-1648/i numbers from the deep south industrial survey of widget manufacturers so these numbers don't mean anything.  Actual unemployment is -478!%


thank you
clearly you are in before the U-X people
:D
 
2013-05-03 02:29:21 PM  
www.blogcdn.com
Would you like fries with those job figures?
 
2013-05-03 02:32:25 PM  
And they would be better too, if not for the sequester.
 
2013-05-03 02:34:59 PM  
I eagerly await the day when no one says, "In these tough economic times," anymore. The stock market has been at a higher level than before the bubble popped. Home prices have recovered. It's been half a decade since the collapse.
The only reason unemployment was so high for so long is because companies got into the "We don't need as many workers if we make the ones we have work even harder," cycle. Hopefully we're coming out of that and they are realizing that quality is directly related to the attitudes of the workers.
I say this waiting for the bad news about to come down from my company. We're either headed for another retirement buyout package (we just had one 3 years ago, our average age/experience level is going to be cut in about half if they do this) or layoffs. Or both.
 
2013-05-03 02:36:54 PM  

Minarets: And they would be better too, if not for the sequester.


The major effects of the sequester hasn't really hit, to be honest with you. A lot of the unions representing federal workers need a month of notice prior to the start of furloughs so the furloughs would've only started to come into effect just now (like the potential, now averted, FAA furloughs).
 
2013-05-03 02:39:08 PM  
165,000 jobs to which country?  It sure as hell isn't this one.
 
2013-05-03 02:40:49 PM  

FlashHarry: well, i guess the bush recovery was timed to hit just as he opened his preznidential liberry!


His excellent economic policies were just the thing to pull us out of the Obama recession.
 
2013-05-03 02:42:35 PM  
You farking gloating liberals have completely missed the point. The economy may be improving, but that means farkall. Sure, we may have told you that was important last year, before the election, but that's only because Americans are stupid. And it worked for Clinton, so we gave it a shot.
This isn't about whether or not you have a job, or if you can feed your family. Like I said, that means farkall. This is about freedom. Caving in to these liberals now is renouncing the sacrifice of all those who were at Valley Forge. It means their suffering was for nothing. It means the heroes of Fort McHenry withstood the shelling of the British fleet for nothing. You farking people have traded their gifts for nothing.
At the end of the Revolutionary War, the landowners stiffed the Minutemen of their pay. Did the Minutemen complain? Well, yes, but only a little. Because they knew they had their freedom, and that's more than a job would ever be worth. Except to you farkers. Traitors.
 
2013-05-03 02:43:02 PM  

Minarets: And they would be better too, if not for the sequester.


MORE TAX CUTS FOR THE RICH !!!!!
lol
 
2013-05-03 02:43:32 PM  

HatMadeOfAss: 165,000 jobs to which country?  It sure as hell isn't this one.


except it was...
 
2013-05-03 02:46:19 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: I could sure use a raise

/the price of cat food has gone up


An' as if all that shait wasn't enough
A rat done bit my sister Nell.
 
2013-05-03 02:46:35 PM  
Just imagine how many jobs could be created if the private sector wanted to increase revenues by way of economic growth.
 
2013-05-03 02:51:36 PM  

WhyteRaven74: Just imagine how many jobs could be created if the private sector wanted to increase revenues by way of economic growth.


I wish people would put their own money at risk to benefit me.  I don't want to put any of my own money at risk though.
 
2013-05-03 02:52:02 PM  

Whistling Kitty Chaser: FlashHarry: well, i guess the bush recovery was timed to hit just as he opened his preznidential liberry!

His excellent economic policies were just the thing to pull us out of the Obama recession.


According to the email I got from Tea Party Nation this morning, it's not a recession, it's not an economic downturn, it's a full-fledged OBAMA DEPRESSION.
 
2013-05-03 02:54:15 PM  

GWSuperfan: Whistling Kitty Chaser: FlashHarry: well, i guess the bush recovery was timed to hit just as he opened his preznidential liberry!

His excellent economic policies were just the thing to pull us out of the Obama recession.

According to the email I got from Tea Party Nation this morning, it's not a recession, it's not an economic downturn, it's a full-fledged OBAMA DEPRESSION.


It's a pretty sucky depression if unemployment is going down.

Obama can't even do THAT right!
 
2013-05-03 02:55:39 PM  

NostroZ: [www.blogcdn.com image 620x450]
Would you like fries with those job figures?


Yup:
FTActual Report:
"Within leisure and hospitality, employment in food services anddrinking places rose by 38,000 over the month. Job growth in the foodservices industry averaged 25,000 per month over the prior 12 months.Retail trade employment increased by 29,000 in April. The industryadded an average of 21,000 jobs per month over the prior 12 months. InApril, job growth occurred in general merchandise stores (+15,000) andin health and personal care stores (+5,000)."So more fast food and retail hiring.  Also, this little nugget:
"The average workweek for all employees on private nonfarm payrollsdecreased by 0.2 hour in April to 34.4 hours."
Which meshes with the larger share of hourly wage jobs. Overall - pretty good, but not exactly a roaring recovery yet.
 
2013-05-03 02:57:18 PM  

HatMadeOfAss: 165,000 jobs to which country?  It sure as hell isn't this one.


It's unsurprising you haven't personally seen evidence of this as  breathing through your mouth still isn't a marketable skill-set.

/tough break, that
 
2013-05-03 02:57:25 PM  

syberpud: NostroZ: [www.blogcdn.com image 620x450]
Would you like fries with those job figures?

Yup:
FTActual Report:
"Within leisure and hospitality, employment in food services anddrinking places rose by 38,000 over the month. Job growth in the food services industry averaged 25,000 per month over the prior 12 months.

Retail trade employment increased by 29,000 in April. The industry added an average of 21,000 jobs per month over the prior 12 months. In April, job growth occurred in general merchandise stores (+15,000) and in health and personal care stores (+5,000)."

So more fast food and retail hiring.  Also, this little nugget:

"The average work week for all employees on private nonfarm payrolls decreased by 0.2 hour in April to 34.4 hours."

Which meshes with the larger share of hourly wage jobs. Overall - pretty good, but not exactly a roaring recovery yet.


D'oh - fixed
/need to preview better
 
2013-05-03 02:58:43 PM  
And yet total unemployment, U6, went up in April to 14.1% from 13.9% in March.
 
2013-05-03 02:59:08 PM  

bdub77: Obama: "See? My policies work."

House: "See? Obstructing Obama at every turn has led to improved jobs growth."

Senate: "We don't have the 60 votes to decide if we like this news or not."

American people: "Congress has done nothing. You guys are a bunch of f*cking wankers. But we like our guy."

House: "I rest my case."


25.media.tumblr.com

(except "you made me sad", but yeah)
 
2013-05-03 02:59:45 PM  

Mrtraveler01: GWSuperfan: Whistling Kitty Chaser: FlashHarry: well, i guess the bush recovery was timed to hit just as he opened his preznidential liberry!

His excellent economic policies were just the thing to pull us out of the Obama recession.

According to the email I got from Tea Party Nation this morning, it's not a recession, it's not an economic downturn, it's a full-fledged OBAMA DEPRESSION.

It's a pretty sucky depression if unemployment is going down.

Obama can't even do THAT right!


That raises an interesting question for people who think Obama is a terrible president: is there anything he can do well? Like, can he do a good job of being a craptastic president?
 
2013-05-03 03:00:26 PM  

syberpud: NostroZ: [www.blogcdn.com image 620x450]
Would you like fries with those job figures?

Yup:
FTActual Report:
"Within leisure and hospitality, employment in food services anddrinking places rose by 38,000 over the month. Job growth in the foodservices industry averaged 25,000 per month over the prior 12 months.Retail trade employment increased by 29,000 in April. The industryadded an average of 21,000 jobs per month over the prior 12 months. InApril, job growth occurred in general merchandise stores (+15,000) andin health and personal care stores (+5,000)."So more fast food and retail hiring.  Also, this little nugget:
"The average workweek for all employees on private nonfarm payrollsdecreased by 0.2 hour in April to 34.4 hours."
Which meshes with the larger share of hourly wage jobs. Overall - pretty good, but not exactly a roaring recovery yet.


So basically we're looking at 165,000 minimum wage, no-benefit 28-hours-a-week "jobs" at Mickey Dee's, Wal-Mart and supermarkets.

Yeah, that'll totally grow us back to prosperity.
 
2013-05-03 03:04:16 PM  
It's funny that Obama supporters think that Obama should get credit for the economy "improving" eventhough there hasn't been any plan Obama has wanted passed in over 2 years.

Maybe things are slightly better because the GOP has stopped Obama from trying to fix the economy again.
 
2013-05-03 03:08:35 PM  

MugzyBrown: Maybe things are slightly better because the GOP has stopped Obama from trying to fix the economy again.


Funny'd.
 
2013-05-03 03:11:03 PM  

FlashHarry: the dow just hit 15,000. it's a good time to be wealthy, that's for sure.


Or to have a 401k.
 
2013-05-03 03:12:12 PM  
Look, obviously the job numbers are going to improve, because employers are cutting back everyone's hours so they don't have to pay for Obamacare.  You hire more people, but work them less hours.  Duh.

/Not really
 
2013-05-03 03:12:38 PM  

MugzyBrown: It's funny that Obama supporters think that Obama should get credit for the economy "improving" eventhough there hasn't been any plan Obama has wanted passed in over 2 years.

Maybe things are slightly better because the GOP has stopped Obama from trying to fix the economy again.


yeah, remember the sequester was going to kill jobs and people would stop hiring because they lost confidence?
oh, and clamping down on out of control spending was also going to hurt the job market.
 
2013-05-03 03:14:16 PM  

FlashHarry: the dow just hit 15,000. it's a good time to be wealthy...


or to have a 401k, or an IRA, or a pension, or any stock
 
2013-05-03 03:14:26 PM  

Stone Meadow: syberpud: NostroZ: [www.blogcdn.com image 620x450]
Would you like fries with those job figures?

Yup:
FTActual Report:
"Within leisure and hospitality, employment in food services anddrinking places rose by 38,000 over the month. Job growth in the foodservices industry averaged 25,000 per month over the prior 12 months.Retail trade employment increased by 29,000 in April. The industryadded an average of 21,000 jobs per month over the prior 12 months. InApril, job growth occurred in general merchandise stores (+15,000) andin health and personal care stores (+5,000)."So more fast food and retail hiring.  Also, this little nugget:
"The average workweek for all employees on private nonfarm payrollsdecreased by 0.2 hour in April to 34.4 hours."
Which meshes with the larger share of hourly wage jobs. Overall - pretty good, but not exactly a roaring recovery yet.

So basically we're looking at 165,000 minimum wage, no-benefit 28-hours-a-week "jobs" at Mickey Dee's, Wal-Mart and supermarkets.

Yeah, that'll totally grow us back to prosperity.


If you look at the breakdown of the unemployed in this country, a large chunk of the folks without jobs have limited education. Employment among the college educated is much better than the national average. People with only a high school diploma are not going to land a $100k job in finance or engineering. The fact that retail and service industries are expanding employment means that a) the nation is spending enough money to require more labor and b) the spending power of the lower rungs of the economic ladder is increasing.
 
2013-05-03 03:17:19 PM  

max_pooper: Stone Meadow: syberpud: NostroZ: [www.blogcdn.com image 620x450]
Would you like fries with those job figures?

Yup:
FTActual Report:
"Within leisure and hospitality, employment in food services anddrinking places rose by 38,000 over the month. Job growth in the foodservices industry averaged 25,000 per month over the prior 12 months.Retail trade employment increased by 29,000 in April. The industryadded an average of 21,000 jobs per month over the prior 12 months. InApril, job growth occurred in general merchandise stores (+15,000) andin health and personal care stores (+5,000)."So more fast food and retail hiring.  Also, this little nugget:
"The average workweek for all employees on private nonfarm payrollsdecreased by 0.2 hour in April to 34.4 hours."
Which meshes with the larger share of hourly wage jobs. Overall - pretty good, but not exactly a roaring recovery yet.

So basically we're looking at 165,000 minimum wage, no-benefit 28-hours-a-week "jobs" at Mickey Dee's, Wal-Mart and supermarkets.

Yeah, that'll totally grow us back to prosperity.

If you look at the breakdown of the unemployed in this country, a large chunk of the folks without jobs have limited education. Employment among the college educated is much better than the national average. People with only a high school diploma are not going to land a $100k job in finance or engineering. The fact that retail and service industries are expanding employment means that a) the nation is spending enough money to require more labor and b) the spending power of the lower rungs of the economic ladder is increasing.


Plus, wealth actually tickles up, so lower income having more money to spends is what is going to fuel the recovery.
 
2013-05-03 03:18:35 PM  

tenpoundsofcheese: FlashHarry: the dow just hit 15,000. it's a good time to be wealthy...

or to have a 401k, or an IRA, or a pension, or any stock


Crap. We actually agree with each other here. Stop that!
 
2013-05-03 03:18:47 PM  
ha57.foxnews.com

"Socialism is good. Socialism is right. Socialism works."
 
2013-05-03 03:19:56 PM  

Mad_Radhu: Plus, wealth actually tickles up, so lower income having more money to spends is what is going to fuel the recovery.


Oh yeah, aggregate demand or something.

People just don't want stuff right now.  I swear, I read it somewhere.  People haven't wanted to buy anything for years.
 
2013-05-03 03:23:16 PM  

MugzyBrown: Mad_Radhu: Plus, wealth actually tickles up, so lower income having more money to spends is what is going to fuel the recovery.

Oh yeah, aggregate demand or something.

People just don't want stuff right now.  I swear, I read it somewhere.  People haven't wanted to buy anything for years.


It must be cushy under that bridge
 
2013-05-03 03:23:51 PM  

MugzyBrown: Mad_Radhu: Plus, wealth actually tickles up, so lower income having more money to spends is what is going to fuel the recovery.

Oh yeah, aggregate demand or something.

People just don't want stuff right now.  I swear, I read it somewhere.  People haven't wanted to buy anything for years.


So you really don't believe that demand is what triggers economic growth?
 
2013-05-03 03:23:54 PM  
Once again, seasonal tax preparers get filed as stable office workers instead of as field labor
 
2013-05-03 03:25:26 PM  
keyword = revised
 
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