Charts Obama Would Rather You Not Look at

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    Wow, we lost jobs the very day Obama was sworn in. Good thing Republican policies had nothing to do with that.
     
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    First let me commend you on posting a somewhat reasonable post, though snarky.

    Second, I dont think the culprits are Republican or Democrat, just Wall Street Bankster.
     
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    There's a problem with the metrics.

    Certainly, U3 unemployment numbers don't tell the whole story - but neither do labor force petition numbers. There are many other factors in labor force participation than "unemployed" - retired people, people who have returned to school, and countless other things.

    It's a complicated situation, and I'm certainly not claiming that everything's hunky dory - my girlfriend has been looking for a job for over a year now - but cherry-picking metrics that agree with your point (I'm not referring to you, but to the author of the article) isn't any more "true" than the official U3 number.
     
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    It's not so complicated.

    Are there more jobs now than when Obama took office?


    The answer is no. There are less jobs now than when Obama took office.
     
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    This is what I was talking about.

    The answer isn't "No". It's "Yes".

    The total number of private nonfarm jobs have increased by nearly 4 million since Obama took office.
     
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    Only if you trust the stats coming out of the Obama Administration.

    However my information says we've lost a couple million.
     
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    Obama tends to count overtime as a separate job, and part-time as full employment.
     
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    Your chart is from BLS numbers as well - the same source as my numbers.

    What's this secret "information" that you have?
     
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    If you read the article ridiot you would have read the sharp decline started when the dimwits took control of both houses in congress.
     
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