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U.S. Adds Only 88,000 Jobs;
Jobless Rate Falls to 7.6%

New York Times, by Catherine Rampell

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Posted By:pineledger, 4/5/2013 9:23:27 AM

For the 30th straight month, the United States economy added jobs in March, albeit still at a pace too sluggish to put a big dent in the backlog of 11.7 million idle workers. The nation’s employers increased their payrolls by 88,000 last month, compared with 268,000 in February, according to a Labor Department report released Friday. The unemployment rate, which comes from a different survey, ticked down to 7.6 percent from 7.7 percent. The slight decrease in the unemployment rate occurred not because more unemployed people got jobs,

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The juxtaposition in that headline is simply breathtaking.

Unemployment has not fallen. It is just hidden.


      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: jackson, 4/5/2013 9:31:20 AM     (No. 9260724)

If you are on disability are you considered unemployed?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Kathleentexas, 4/5/2013 9:31:35 AM     (No. 9260727)

Engineer friend layed off 2 years ago just got a fast food job. Yep, so now he does not count as unemployed! Yippy, Zippy!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: MattMusson, 4/5/2013 9:38:32 AM     (No. 9260746)

As Full-timers get moved to Part-time because of ObamaCare - Jobless Rates will fall. It takes more part-timers to cover.

And, the Press will trumpet that happy days are here again. Even though, it will be more people working fewer hours.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Pros7767, 4/5/2013 9:39:20 AM     (No. 9260748)

Their ability to manipulate numbers is breathtaking. Only 88,000 jobs and unemployment falls. Best part is that the lovo will cite progress.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Pearson365, 4/5/2013 9:41:54 AM     (No. 9260754)

"Economists expect more government layoffs in the months ahead as the effects of Congress’s across-the-board budget cuts make their way through the system."

As expected of the NYT, there no mention that Messiah Obama proposed sequestration in 8/11 to avoid dealing with massive deficits. It´s Congress, not Obama, not ObamaCare, not ObamaRegulations, not ObamaTaxes and not ObamaUncertainty. And as all Times´ readers know, Congress means the GOP.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: cubiclecommando, 4/5/2013 9:49:06 AM     (No. 9260782)

I was amazed that the words "surprise" and "unexpectedly" weren´t part of the article.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Scribelus, 4/5/2013 9:50:19 AM     (No. 9260785)

Lies, damned lies, and statistics.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: happywarrior, 4/5/2013 9:55:55 AM     (No. 9260803)

This is all meant for the lo-fos, and it works!

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Reply 9 - Posted by: GOPinTN, 4/5/2013 10:04:24 AM     (No. 9260822)

Total number of US citizens with a job is now the same as it was in 1979, while the population increased almost 90 million.

2012 US population 313,914,040
1979 US population 225,055,487
Up 88,858,553

Happy days are here again.

http://data.bls.gov/pdq/SurveyOutputServlet



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Reply 10 - Posted by: horacer, 4/5/2013 10:26:26 AM     (No. 9260855)

If you´re on disability you´re not considered part of the workforce. This is so much worse than it looks. The number not in the workforce increased 663,000.

25-54 yo´s have lost 2.2 million jobs since Obama. Older workers are getting hired, over 55, to fill part time, low wage jobs and that´s it.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: jalo1951, 4/5/2013 10:28:51 AM     (No. 9260867)

I´m waiting for biden to come out and cheer lead for "Recovery Summer Part 5". These numbers could not be much worse but they will be spun into happy talk.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: FunOne, 4/5/2013 11:16:13 AM     (No. 9260973)

Agree with #10 about the older work force. I have a doctorate, and in the past two years lost a professional job due to the economy. For the past year, I have been working 20 hours per week at $15 hour. Most of the decent paying jobs aren´t there anymore, and those that are attract younger people who are happy with earning a paycheck, no matter how small.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: preciosodrogas, 4/5/2013 11:40:50 AM     (No. 9261039)

In the credit-where-credit-is-due department - I was shocked to see the NYT explain right up front that the unemployment rate dropped not because of jobs gained but because workers have given up.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: edgar, 4/5/2013 11:55:29 AM     (No. 9261074)

NYT did not determine it to be newsworthy that 478,000 people dropped out of the workforce. Many more than found a job and thus creating the dip in the jobless rate.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: KTWO, 4/5/2013 12:06:26 PM     (No. 9261099)

We should outlaw hiring so that no one will be unemployed. Jobless rate of 0.0%.

Then layoff a few border patrol agents and it will go negative. They won´t have a function under the new immigration bill anyway.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: CThree, 4/5/2013 12:21:34 PM     (No. 9261128)

#9 We´re right back in those halcyon Jimmy Carter days!

Congratulations, Democrats!

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Reply 17 - Posted by: 4Justice, 4/5/2013 5:54:45 PM     (No. 9261619)

Lies lies lies yeah...

I am sick of how they calculate the unemployment rate. The TRUE unemployment rate is closer to 20%

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Reply 18 - Posted by: woodsman, 4/5/2013 6:43:55 PM     (No. 9261700)

When everyone leaves the workforce unemployment will cease to exist then right?

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