73% of New Jobs in Last 5 Months are in Government

Or to put it another way, 73 percent of jobs created in the last 5 months are a drain on the taxpayers that we don’t have. Because it’s one thing to add tons of government jobs when there are taxpayers, it’s a lot worse to do when the people who pay for government jobs are unemployed.

Seventy-three percent of the new civilian jobs created in the United States over the last five months are in government, according to official data published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

In June, a total of 142,415,000 people were employed in the U.S, according to the BLS, including 19,938,000 who were employed by federal, state and local governments.

By November, according to data BLS released today, the total number of people employed had climbed to 143,262,000, an overall increase of 847,000 in the six months since June.

In the same five-month period since June, the number of people employed by government increased by 621,000 to 20,559,000. These 621,000 new government jobs created in the last five months equal 73.3 percent of the 847,000 new jobs created overall.

To tweak a popular OWS sign, “One Day The Poor Will Have Nothing To Eat But Government Employees.”

  • κατεργάζομαι

    In the 1917 Russian Revolution, the Bolshevik party, led by Vladimir Lenin, and the workers' Soviets, overthrew the Provisional Government in Petrograd.

    Civil war then erupted between the "Red" (Bolshevik), and "White" (anti-Bolshevik) factions that continued for several years, with the "White" Bolsheviks, being ultimately victorious.

    The RED-Obama analogy is Black and White.

  • Mary Sue

    So this is what Obama meant when he said he was going to create jobs! (Not that I should be surprised or anything. I guess all as he wants is everybody working for the government).

  • κατεργάζομαι

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    ~ Under a spreading *ACORN-tree….

    ~ The village taxpayer squirms;

    ~ For he was force-fed *ACORNS all day

    ….and they are full of worms!

    * ACORN: – - – The Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN)

    …apologies to Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and Soupy Sales…….

  • Thomas Wells

    Government work is an oxymoron.