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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 16
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2013-05-03 02:29:21 PM
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Would you like fries with those job figures?
2013-05-03 10:12:24 AM
2 votes:
Just a few more months like that and he will have made up for the all the jobs he killed.
2013-05-03 10:10:14 PM
1 votes:
Borrowing our prosperity is AWESOME!!!
2013-05-03 06:18:38 PM
1 votes:

mcmnky: Serious Black: 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.

Yeah.

But all those jobs would be in China.


Actually it was Biden who said they would get 500000 jobs a month
2013-05-03 04:44:23 PM
1 votes:

Stone Meadow: The GOP goal will be to ensure Obama is a one two term President!


The irony, of course, is that the GOP accomplished that goal.
2013-05-03 03:47:54 PM
1 votes:

CPennypacker: AirForceVet: Really, thank you very much, Mr. President, for setting the tone and staying on course, despite the many minefields laid in our country's path.

/Yeah, I'm talkin' about worthless Republicans.
//I miss the days when being a Republican was an honorable thing.

You were alive for Teddy Roosevelt?


Eisenhower.

I would have voted for Eisenhower in a heartbeat.
2013-05-03 03:34:22 PM
1 votes:
Really, thank you very much, Mr. President, for setting the tone and staying on course, despite the many minefields laid in our country's path.

/Yeah, I'm talkin' about worthless Republicans.
//I miss the days when being a Republican was an honorable thing.
2013-05-03 03:23:54 PM
1 votes:
Once again, seasonal tax preparers get filed as stable office workers instead of as field labor
2013-05-03 03:14:16 PM
1 votes:

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 03:11:03 PM
1 votes:

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 03:04:16 PM
1 votes:
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 03:00:26 PM
1 votes:

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 02:34:59 PM
1 votes:
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 02:21:13 PM
1 votes:

JolobinSmokin: History's greatest munster.


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not even close.
2013-05-03 02:11:08 PM
1 votes:
President Gingrich would have had 100,000 jobs created by now.

ON THE MOON.
2013-05-03 02:08:37 PM
1 votes:
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."
 
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