By Kevin “Coach” Collins
Last Friday the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) tried to pull a fast one by announcing that although we “gained” just 36,000 jobs our unemployment rate had fallen a full .4 % to 9.0%. This nonsense was countered by a largely underreported release from Gallup which set the unemployment rate at a more believable 9.8%.
How can we possibly believe these people?
The BLS report also told us that contrary to its own previous statements there were actually 150,000 fewer jobs created during 2010 than they had announced there were.
Another admission from the media/Obama cabal is that the 83,000 average increase of new jobs over the last three months is actually not enough to even keep up with population growth from legal immigration.
Obama’s “Open Borders” policy of allowing 125,000 new legal immigrants and uncounted illegal aliens into our country every month is creating at least 42,000 new unemployed American workers every thirty days.
While the understanding of “unemployment” most of us have is a state of being out of work but looking for employment; the BLS can apparently twist things around so those who are so discouraged they no longer even look for work are not counted in official unemployment statistics. In the “Newspeak” of Obama’s administration if everyone who is “unemployed” became so discouraged they stopped looking for work, it would report the unemployment rate had fallen to 0% and claim credit for “full employment.”
Unemployed for more than six months
The same BLS produced a statistic in December showing 6.1 million people (40% of all unemployed workers) had been out of work for more than six months, the recognized danger sign for an individual’s prospects for eventual re-employment.
As the months of unemployment add up for an out of work person, the trouble finding work grows. Long term unemployment means months away from the rapid technological growth in many fields.
Unemployed office workers who are at or over middle age are trapped in a cycle of inability to perform the tasks they were laid off from and the unacceptably of available menial jobs because taking them means losing more money in benefits than they will be paid.
Things are not getting better. We are not getting the truth about unemployment from Barack Obama.
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This day in history February 7
1795: the 11th Amendment which reads, “The judicial power of the United States shall not be construed to extend to any suit in law or equity, commenced or prosecuted against one of the United States by citizens of another State, or by citizens or subjects of any foreign state.” This section of the Constitution has been violated by Obama’s handling of Arizona’s SB 70.
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