U.S. adds 200,000 jobs in Dec.; unemployment drops to 8.5%

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    Go Obama!!!!!
     
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    If Obama can get it below 8% he will be reelected.
     
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    Insourcing American jobs - has a nice ring to it, don't it?...
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    Obama to promote insourcing of jobs
    Sat Jan 7,`12 WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama is highlighting companies that have returned jobs to the U.S. and he says that's one more way of putting people back to work.
     
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    You're probably correct, however unemployment doesn't have to break 8% for him to win. He can win as long as the unemployment picture is improving. The country was in the middle of the great depression in 1936, but the economic picture was improving and Roosevelt won by a landslide.
     
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    But, but, but...

    Obama is stopping the economy from getting better even faster, therefore he still has cooties.


    ^^^^^^
    the latest from the ODS noise machine
     
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    Obama will not get re-elected if he gets unemployment below 8%. That unemployment number is a complete joke. Most of the unemployed never got a job again. They just fell off the roll & are no longer counted. The real jobs barometer is the "Employment to Population Ratio" EMRATIO It proves what a complete disaster the democrats have done to the jobs situation in this country since they took power on January 1, 2007. A couple hundred thousand temporary hired Christmas help did not put a dent in that disaster.

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    KissMy negged me for the above post. Holy shit, for only saying "Go Obama!!!!!"
     
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    How many of those jobs are seasonal? Not all of them-but I'm willing to bet a big portion were.
     
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    Those are cooked stats.

    Here are some accurate ones with commentary.
    NFP Payrolls At 200K, Expected At 155K; Unemployment Rate Drops To 8.5%, Labor Force Participation At Lowest Since 1984 | ZeroHedge



    If you want to see what is REALLY happening with employment in this country, you have to look at the labor force numbers, not the cranked up crap by politicized statisticians.
    Look at these numbers:
    http://www.zerohedge.com/sites/default/files/images/user5/imageroot/2011/12/Labor Force Dec.jpg
     
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