Pathetic May 2016 Jobs Report … Obama Economy Only Added 38,000 as Obama Touted the Economy is Great
WTF … 38,000 JOBS ADDED IN MAY … WAY TO GO BARACK!!!
The amazing economy that Barack Obama touted this past week in Indiana created a pathetic 38,000 jobs in May. And as the NY Post reports, it was even worse than that, if possible. 38,000 JOBS!!! This is a beyond unreal bad number as the experts predicted a modest gain of 150,000 jobs. OOPS! But do to the BS way the government calculates the unemployment rate, the unemployment rate fell to 4.7% from 5%. So for the uninformed, they think things are just grand. Even they they are unemployed and on welfare and food stamps. The fact of the matter is that the labor participation rate is at a record low, as a 94,708,000 Americans were not in the labor force in May, 664,000 more than in April. The labor force participation rate dropped two-tenths of a point to 62.6 percent.
The job market went ker-plop in May, which should send new college graduates to the beaches instead of gainful employment, and their tuition-paying parents to psychiatrists.
Let me get right to the bad news. And then I’ll give you even worse news, so you’d better pull up a beach chair.
The Labor Department reported on Friday that the nation’s economy added only 38,000 jobs in May.The experts expected a modest gain of 150,000 jobs, so the actual figure is like setting off a bomb at a gas station.
May’s gain was not only well below the consensus but much lower than the previous two months, whose figures were revised sharply downward. In total, there were actually 59,000 fewer new jobs in March and April than previously estimated.
But it gets even worse than that.
Of those 38,000 new jobs the government said were created in May, only 25,000 were in the private sector, which means that if it weren’t for the fact that governments somewhere found money to hire people, then growth would have been reduced by nearly a third.
When President Obama took office in January 2009, 80,529,000 Americans were not participating in the labor force; since then, 14,179,000 Americans have left the workforce — some of them retiring and some just quitting because they can’t find work.
“By almost every economic measure, America is better off than when I came here at the beginning of my presidency,” President Obama told the people of Elkhart, Indiana three days ago. “We cut unemployment in half, years before a lot of economists thought we would.”
The unemployment rate in May dropped to 4.7 percent, BLS reported, less than half of its Obama-era high of 10 percent in October 2009.
But the labor force participation rate has deteriorated over Obama’s two terms.
When Obama took office in January 2009, shortly before the recession ended, the labor force participation rate was 65.7 percent. The following month, it reached an Obama-era high of 65.8 percent, and then it began its seven-year downward spiral, hitting 62.4 percent in September 2015, its lowest point since 1977.
The 62.6 percent participation rate in May 2015 compares with 62.8 in April and 63.0 in March. (BLS noted that the rate has declined by 0.4 percentage point over the past two months, offsetting gains in the first quarter.)
In May, according to the Labor Department’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, the nation’s civilian noninstitutional population, consisting of all people 16 or older who were not in the military or an institution, reached 253,174,000. Of those, 158,466,000 participated in the labor force by either holding a job or actively seeking one.
The 158,466,000 who participated in the labor force equaled 62.6 percent of the 253,174,000 civilian noninstitutional population.