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Madam Mossfern Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-07-12 08:53 AM
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1. What kind of jobs?
Were they mostly at minimum wage levels? Yup.

"Transportation and warehousing employment jumped 50,200. The bulk of the rise came from the messenger industry, which added 42,000 jobs, reflecting an increase in deliveries of online purchases made during the holiday season.

Manufacturing jobs rose 23,000, the largest increase since July. Factory employment rose 225,000 last year, sustaining gains for the first time since 1997. <snip> Hourly earnings rose a modest four cents, indicating that most of the jobs being created are low paying."

I'm sorry, but the new cynical me sees this a merely a propaganda piece.

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