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

Posted By Daniel Greenfield On December 9, 2012 @ 12:23 pm In The Point | 4 Comments


Or to put it another way, 73 percent of jobs created in the last 5 months [2]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.”

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