Actual Headline: ‘Obama scores another victory: Unemployment rate falls to 7.8 percent, hiring continues’

Posted by on Jan 06, 2013 at 8:51 pm

The unemployment rate reported Friday was unchanged at 7.8%, but you wouldn’t know it if you relied on these folks as a news source.

The latest unemployment report is out and the Obama administration can chalk up another victory in the fight against rising unemployment in the U.S.

According to the latest unemployment report released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, nonfarm payroll employment rose by 155,000 in December, leaving the unemployment rate unchanged at 7.8 percent. Employment increased in health care, food services and drinking places, construction, and manufacturing, according to the agency, and will likely be welcomed by congressional Democrats and the White House.

This is an Obama “victory” against unemployment? Really?

The number of unemployed persons, at 12.2 million, was little changed in December, according to agency officials. The unemployment rate held at 7.8 percent and has been at or near that level since September, making it the fourth month in which the nation as added just under 200,000 jobs.  In December, the number of long-term unemployed (those jobless for 27 weeks or more) was essentially unchanged at 4.8 million and accounted for 39.1 percent of the unemployed. The civilian labor force participation rate held at 63.6 percent in December. The employment-population ratio, at 58.6 percent, was essentially unchanged over the month, Labor officials said.

But hey, it’s still a “victory” for Obama. Amazingly, some people actually buy this nonsense.

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7 Responses to “Actual Headline: ‘Obama scores another victory: Unemployment rate falls to 7.8 percent, hiring continues’”

  1. Acme INC. on 7/07/13 at 8:54 am

    If sobama has created millions of jobs then why does the unemployment rate stay the same?

  2. Parsons on 7/07/13 at 9:33 am

    Brother, have you heard the news? Choco ration’s going up! Double-plus good!

  3. Barton on 7/07/13 at 10:37 am

    “None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.”
    –Goethe

    He obviously had LIV’s (Low Information Voters) like Evol Syawla in mind when he quoted this.

  4. Norcross on 7/07/13 at 12:20 pm

    If the unemployment stays the same, then Obama really has prevented a rise in unemployment!

    And if we could just lower the baseline a little more, we could be at -50% unemployment in no time.

  5. lyle on 7/07/13 at 1:31 pm

    ‘Evol Syawla,” huh? “Always Love” spelled backwards is really clever moronic. But can’t you just feel the “love” from this ever so tolerant prog with the all-purpose epithet, “Teabaggers”?

  6. Sphynx on 7/07/13 at 1:57 pm

    Oye Vey. Alternate reality. I must have tripped and slipped into a parallel universe back in January 2009. Someone please help me get back!