OBAMANOMICS: Unemployment Rate Increases to 9.8%, Only 39,000 Jobs Gained … Tax Increases Eh, President Obama?



Just stunning!!! Can we finally call the Obama job recovery and economic plan for what it is, a complete and total fiasco? The November job numbers are in and they are a complete unmitigated disaster … 39,000 jobs in November and the unemployment rate is now up to 9.8%. So much for the experts, it was expected that unemployment would remain at 9.6% and we would gain 140,000 jobs. NOT EVEN CLOSE.

U.S. employment increased far less than expected in November and the jobless rate jumped to a seven-month high of 9.8 percent, dampening hopes for a self-sustaining economic recovery.

Nonfarm payrolls rose 39,000, with private hiring gaining only 50,000, the Labor Department said. However, overall employment for September and October was revised to show 38,000 more jobs than previously estimated.

Economists had expected payrolls to increase 140,000 last month and the unemployment rate to be unchanged at 9.6 percent.

Bureau of Labor Statistics from US Department of Labor for November 2010.

The unemployment rate edged up to 9.8 percent in November, and nonfarm payroll
employment was little changed (+39,000),
the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
reported today. Temporary help services and health care continued to add jobs
over the month, while employment fell in retail trade. Employment in most major
industries changed little in November.

Among the major worker groups, the unemployment rates for adult men (10.0 per-
cent), adult women (8.4 percent), whites (8.9 percent), and Hispanics (13.2 per-
cent) edged up in November
. The jobless rate for blacks (16.0 percent) showed
little change over the month, while the rate for teenagers declined to 24.6 per-
The jobless rate for Asians was 7.6 percent, not seasonally adjusted.

Note to President Barack Hussein Obama and the clueless Democrats … YOU DO NOT INCREASE TAXES ON ANY ONE DURING A RECESSION!!! To Democrats, stop your “Chicken crap” nonsense with tax votes that are done to strictly promote class warfare, but only waste tax payer dollars and cause more angst with the American public and business. Exactly what is Obama and Democrats trying to do by continuing to play games with not improving tax cuts for all, crashing the stock market?

UPDATE I: Boehner responds to 9.8% Unemployment: Dem Leaders Should Stop Wasting Time on Tax Hike Votes.

“Any sign of job growth in this struggling economy is encouraging, but clearly no match for the uncertainty families and small businesses are facing, which is why we must cut spending and stop all the looming tax hikes. 

“Unfortunately, Democratic leaders continue to insist on wasting time with meaningless votes as they try to make it as difficult as possible to stop their job-killing tax hike.  Families and small businesses have had enough of politicians in Washington talking about creating jobs while doing everything in their power to kill more jobs.  This is exactly the kind of Washington game-playing the American people voted against on Election Day.  The lame-duck Congress should do the right thing and vote immediately to cut spending and stop all the tax hikes.  If they don’t, the new House majority will in January.

“As economists and small business owners have warned, the last thing our economy needs right now is a job-killing tax hike.  Republicans are focused on keeping our pledge to America to cut spending and permanently stop all the tax hikes.  Our economy will ultimately recover, but it will do so because of hard work and entrepreneurship, not more of the same job-killing policies and spending binges.”

So much for that job recovery that the liberal MSM wants to falsely tell the American publican. Not even the NY Times can spin 9.8% unemployment.

Are Democrats more worried about politics and posturing for the 2012 elections than caring about job creation and the American people? Its time to stop pandering to your base and care about all the people and the United States.

UPDATE II: From QandO… check out the VIDEO of a clueless Democrat who thinks that small businesses do not make decisions based on tax rates,  … “Yeah, that’s right – this yahoo is claiming that small businessmen don’t ever make any decisions based on tax considerations. So they won’t mind a tax hike in the least. ”


Looks like the Other McCain is referencing a Merry Christmas and  Ho, Ho, Ho Happy Holidays with today’s surprise economic Christmas present from Obama and the Democrats.  

UPDATE III:November’s dismal job reports dashed the expectations of economists, many of whom had predicted much more robust job growth. How could the US Senate possibly vote for any tax increases on any American with these terrible unemployment numbers?

UPDATE IV: From The Corner and the NRO, the November Unemployment Report, in a word … AWFUL!

Awful. That’s the best one can say about the November employment report. The headline — that unemployment jumped to 9.8 percent — is not really the bad news. If and when the economy does catch fire, droves of discouraged workers will flood back into the labor market and the rate will easily exceed 10 percent. So a rising unemployment rate is not really the main concern.

Democrats have been so caught up with passing their liberal agenda for the past two years that they managed to completely disregard what was supposed to be their primary goal, JOBS. Instead, it was about Obamacare, Cap & Trade, a ridiculous stimulus package, lowering the volume of commercials and telling you what your children should eat.  As stated at Outside the Beltway … It’s The Economy, Stupid!

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  • Comments

    17 Responses to “OBAMANOMICS: Unemployment Rate Increases to 9.8%, Only 39,000 Jobs Gained … Tax Increases Eh, President Obama?”

    1. Dolf on December 3rd, 2010 10:14 am

      he only wants to increase for incomes above 250k (and is now talkiong about above 1.000.000)

      he wants to stop the taxcut for the upper earners.
      you the 2% of the population who owns 80% of the wealth (cause giving them a taxcut did so much good)

    2. brie. on December 3rd, 2010 11:08 am

      Pay cut for Obama and his outrageous spending. What has he done to help We The People or even earned a paycheck? What does he make a yr about $400,000 plus his investments. And we have to layoff our policemen and firefighters that are here to keep us safe. The whole d~~n administration sucks!!!

      And can you even believe he was going to take a vacation to Hawaii.

    3. Wolf on December 3rd, 2010 12:43 pm

      8 years of bush tax cuts did really well…well for the rich maybe. Anyone making more than a million I think will be ok. Saying it will kill jobs because the rich will stop spending is such b.s..look at where we’re at now because of it.

    4. super dave on December 3rd, 2010 1:57 pm

      wolf: don’t forget how your boy just flew
      7000 miles and wasted millions in our tax dollars
      only to talk to Karzai for 15 minutes on the
      phone. bush is no longer president so stop the kid
      blaming. your boy obama does enough crying for you both.

    5. Wolf on December 3rd, 2010 3:07 pm

      Super Dave….
      You know..you say that…republicans claimed it cost 200 million or whatever figure. But what Hanity didn’t tell you is that Bush did the same exact thing…and he actually took more vacations than Obama did…costing more of our tax dollars.

    6. brie. on December 3rd, 2010 3:36 pm

      What a flop, what a failure, no concept as to what he should be doing. Just whines, dumps and blames everyone else. A total waste of time and money. I don’t see where anyone was impressed by his performance in the foreign countries. . He always looks and acts like a fool. One embarrassment on top of the other. The money he spent that we couldn’t afford was outrageous.

    7. katablog.com on December 3rd, 2010 3:51 pm

      the 2% of the population who owns 80% of the wealth

      Are you aware that the top 1% that pay income tax, pay 40% of all income tax collected?

      Are you also aware that Bill Gates and Warren Buffet who support the tax hikes don’t pay all that much in taxes because they give most of their earnings to charities they have created?

      Further more, NO ONE is forcing Gates and Buffet to take all the deductions they take. They are most welcome to write the US Treasury a check anytime they wish. Why should those making $1 million start carrying a burden that those making $100 million are able to avoid with deductions?

      Are you also aware the Barack has requested that the lame duck Congress give him an $11.4 billion INCREASE in spending next year?

      This is of course so that when the GOP refuse him anything he wants, he can just open his little checkbook and buy it anyway.

    8. katablog.com on December 3rd, 2010 3:53 pm

      And let me remind you, Gates and Buffet earned their hundreds of millions under much friendlier tax rules, socked it away to live on and now donate “earnings” to charities for tax deductions.

    9. barbreee on December 3rd, 2010 10:08 pm

      A little early for the Christmas visit isn’t it? He tells them how America is all the way behind them, what ya want to bet he doesn’t visit again? He sure won’t pass up his Christmas vacation for our troops.

    10. Questionman on December 4th, 2010 12:31 am

      Well, conservative commenters here thought that with the election of a republican congress businesses would suddenly feel a surge of confidence and use their cash stock pile to hire.

      Clearly this has not happened.

      Could it be that there are many other factors involved, such as…..lack of demand?

      Back to healthcare. The cost to business has been going up for years. Even if Obamacare was not passed it would have risen 20%.

      That is hard for any business to handle
      Hey, barbree. Tell us again why a so called “anti-american” president decides to go visit our troops today? since it was a holiday greeting, you may not like that a make up some lie like the right usually do.
      SM: Healthcare has gone up 20%.

      Obama decided to visit the troops for the photo-op. Obama really looked so commander in Chief is his bomber jacket, what a joke. Maybe since Obama is so good at apologizing to other countries, maybe the Obamamessiah could have apologized to the troops for Democrats not wanting to have their votes counted. Hmm.


    11. barbreee on December 4th, 2010 10:32 am

      Well questionman, wait a few weeks and see if he returns to visit the troops AT Christmas. I doubt it. I just think it’s more like a “let me get this over with” photo op visit. Take a look at the soldier’s faces behind him. Anybody look happy? He’s apologized too many times. Think those soldiers are happy about that?

    12. Scared Monkeys on December 4th, 2010 10:45 am

      Oh yea Questionman, our brilliant Commander in Chief managed to forget the Coast Guard

      Obama forgets the Coast Guard

      President Obama needed a little help from the troops in Afghanistan on Friday as he thanked the military branches for their work but forgot to mention the Coast Guard.

      “I think we’ve got every service here tonight,” Obama said at Bagram Air Base. He then called on the branches as their members cheered: “We’ve got Army. We’ve got Navy. We’ve got Air Force. I think we may have a few Marines around, too.”

      Obama continued, “And a whole lot of folks from the 101st Airborne Division, the Screaming Eagles.”

      Moving to his remarks, Obama said, “Now, here in Afghanistan …” Then, someone in the crowd shouted out, “Coast Guard!”

      “Coast Guard?” Obama repeated. “Is that what I heard?”

      What a joke this guy is. Go back to being a community organizer. Obama is slowing becoming worse than Jimmy Carter.

    13. barbreee on December 4th, 2010 11:03 am

      Speaking of making up lies questionman, I did not say he was anti-American. Where else could someone that never held a job in his life be voted President of the United States, because people voted for an ideal? He wrote a check his ass can’t cash.

    14. brie. on December 4th, 2010 11:20 pm

      “Coast Guard”. Is that what I heard?….Yes that’s what you heard….what kind of a comment was that. He really didn’t know how to respond by knowing he didn’t recognize them as part of our military….. Obama tried to make that person look stupid, it was also sarcastic like he said a dirty word or something and the attitude of how dare you question me. Then the hesitation before he began the rest of his speech.

      He made a point of mentioning he was Commander and Chief and also the President. Most unfortunate for us. He’s a community organizer at best. I don’t think he even sounded sincere. He makes you want to barf….

    15. NGBoston on December 5th, 2010 9:48 am

      Brbreee says of Obama,

      “He wrote a check his ass can’t cash.”.

      Amen, Sister! =)

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