Patterico's Pontifications

9/7/2012

Jobs Report Is Dismal

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 7:36 am

The jobs report is out and it’s bad news. I said last night that the official unemployment rate was 8.3%. This morning it’s 8.1%. Good news? Uh, no. The figure reflects people looking for work, and it appears more people have given up. From noted right-wing shill CNN:

The labor market lost momentum last month as job growth fell to a disappointingly slow pace.

The unemployment rate fell, but that was largely due to people who stopped looking for jobs.

The economy added 96,000 jobs in August, down from 141,000 jobs in July, the Department of Labor said Friday.
Economists polled by CNNMoney were expecting 120,000 jobs to be added in the month.

Meanwhile, the unemployment rate fell to 8.1%, from 8.3% in July.

The drop in unemployment was caused because 368,000 people stopped looking for work and therefore were no longer counted in the survey.

Barack Obama and Bill Clinton can talk and talk and talk. But the facts speak for themselves, and the story they tell is not pretty. More from James Pethokoukis.

Thanks to elissa and gary gulrud.

Bleg: Web Developer Needed to Help Families of Victims of Aurora Shooting

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 7:28 am

Anita Busch writes to say that the families of the victims of the Aurora shooting are looking to set up a web site. The help needed sounds urgent, and it appears they are looking to help victims who are still alive with severe injuries. Anyone who can help, please write me at patterico AT gmail DOT com.


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