Thu Sep 27, 2012, 02:41 PM
trailmonkee (2,605 posts)
New Jobs Numbers Put Obama In Net Job Growth Territory
Revised jobs numbers released Thursday found that 386,000 more jobs were created since 2011 than the government had previously reported — a figure that means more jobs have been created than lost on balance during President Obama’s first term.
That politically sensitive threshold has been at the center of the presidential debate. While it has little economic relevance, its political significance has been substantial, with Mitt Romney’s campaign regularly reminding voters that there has been a net loss of jobs since Obama took office.
Earlier this month on MSNBC, Romney spokeswoman Andrea Saul said President Obama “hasn’t created one single net new job since he’s been president.”
The claim, though lacking some context, was true in a literal sense and served as an enticing line of attack for the Romney campaign, fueling his narrative that Obama has failed to substantially improve the economy.
But the Bureau of Labor Statistics found that it had under-counted private sector net job growth from April 2011 through March 2012 by 453,000, and over-counted new government jobs by 67,000. That’s 386,000 net new jobs created — enough to put Obama into positive net job growth territory since taking office, a time when the economy was in free fall.
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Thu Sep 27, 2012, 02:49 PM
Denise21 (63 posts)
2. New Legal Analysis Finds Strong Possibility of Romney Criminal Liability for Misrepresentation He Ma
September 27, 2012
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Thu Sep 27, 2012, 04:15 PM
DallasNE (4,345 posts)
5. This Is Stimulus Related Job Growth For The Most Part
And it shows that roughly 37,750 more private sector jobs were created each month than earlier reported. Now that all of the stimulus spending has run its course the job numbers this year are more puny in comparison. Some were questioning whether this shows the Fed should not embark on QE3 but it actually shows just the opposite -- the economy has weakened more than previously realized making QE3 more necessary. And also that the jobs act that the House has not voted on needs to be passed as well.