Blaring AP Headline: Unemployment falls in nearly 90 pct. of US cities

Posted by on Oct 03, 2012 at 7:11 pm

Looks great for an incumbent as he heads into the debate, huh?  Except for when you get to the first sentence of of the story.

Unemployment rates fell in August in nearly 90 percent of large U.S. metro areas, mainly because more people gave up looking for work.

The Labor Department said Wednesday that unemployment rates dropped in 329 large cities, the most in four months. Rates rose in 24 cities and were unchanged in 19.

The decline in rates across America’s cities was largely for a bad reason: The government only counts people as unemployed if they are actively looking for work.

Two more unemployment reports before election day, and by golly, Obama will manage to get it below 8%. Of course it doesn’t mean anyone’s being hired. Maybe “moderator” Jim Lehrer should ask Precious tonight why employers would hire anyone if somehow he’s re-elected.


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4 Responses to “Blaring AP Headline: Unemployment falls in nearly 90 pct. of US cities”

  1. CJ on 3/03/12 at 9:43 pm

    I know the United States is a big country, but 329 large cities? Does anybody brag about being the 329th largest city in America?

  2. teapartydoc on 3/03/12 at 10:39 pm

    Who needs to work when you have a president who will pay your mortgage and your gas bill?

  3. Blue Hen on 4/04/12 at 9:42 am

    This is an ad by itself. One of the few indicators that superficially seems good masks horrific trends. What else is our government keeping from us, and diguising as good news? What other spin is going on, to protect the dear leader?