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AP: 54K Jobs Added! (Rate Ticks Up To 9.1)

From a still valiantly trying Associated Press:

Employers added 54K jobs, rate ticks up to 9.1 pct

By Christopher S. Rugaber, AP Economics Writer
June 3, 2011

WASHINGTON – Employers hired only 54,000 new workers in May, the fewest in eight months, and the unemployment rate rose to 9.1 percent.

The Labor Department report offered startling evidence that the U.S. economy is slowing, hampered by high gas prices and natural disasters in Japan that have hurt U.S. manufacturers.

This is the same news the AP reported last month. In fact, it was almost word for word: ‘Economy adds 244k jobs, rate ticks up to 9 pct.’ By Jeannine Aversa, Associated Press, May 6, 2011.

The pace of hiring has weakened dramatically from the previous three months, when the economy added an average of 220,000 new jobs. Private companies hired only 83,000 new workers in May — the fewest in nearly a year

Because of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. (Which, actually, should have helped the US, since it would mean more US car and electronic sales. But never mind such petty details.)

Local governments cut 28,000 jobs last month, the most since November. Nearly 18,000 of those jobs were in education. Cities and counties have cut jobs for 22 straight months and have shed 446,000 positions since September 2008.

But, never fear. For the most part those public sector unions have kept their bargaining rights. So their bosses in the Democrat Party will still have dues money rolling in.

More people entered the work force last in May. But most of the new entrants couldn’t find work. That pushed the unemployment rate up from 9.0 percent in April. The number of unemployed rose to 13.9 million.

This is going to be the administration and their media minions’ new line. Because the economy is heating up more people are re-entering the workforce, which makes the unemployment numbers seem higher than they really are.

And never mind we never heard anything about the size of the workforce when it was keeping the jobless number artificially low. 

And the government revised the previous months’ job totals to show 39,000 fewer jobs were created in March and April than first thought

Gee, that’s a shock, too. Or rather, the only shocking thing is that the AP actually mentioned it.

This article was posted by Steve on Friday, June 3rd, 2011. Comments are currently closed.

4 Responses to “AP: 54K Jobs Added! (Rate Ticks Up To 9.1)”

  1. Liberals Demise says:

    The AP and its’ monthly leeching of the job market and losses vs. hiring.
    Let’s see……..it’s now June and AP is just revising March and April figures
    down (again). 39,000 less jobs were created………..I have to ask, “Where is their
    credibility.” Honesty has long since left the building with Elvis.

  2. BigOil says:

    Time for Barry to fire up the teleprompter and tout 15 straight months of job creation in the private sector. It’s all the boy Marxist has left to sell, but the propaganda is wearing thin.

  3. rodguy911 says:

    In her interview today with Wallace Palin had the guts to mention that many of the supposed 50k increase in jobs was from McDonalds hiring binge and not from any imaginary things the regime has done.
    I would love to see the data that supports ghoulssssbbees claim that they created 2 million jobs in the last 15 months. Bet that gets “revised” down as well. I doubt that data exists.

  4. P. Aaron says:

    Perhaps there’s hiring for squeegee guys?


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