The Only Jobs Obama is Creating Are Low Paying McJobs

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


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Good news everyone. There are plenty of new jobs being created. And by plenty, we mean hardly any.

The headline numbers for the May jobs report are about what you would expect for a New Normal economy stuck in 2% growth mode: 175,000 net new jobs last month, the unemployment rate ticking up to 7.6%. No broad signs of acceleration; just the opposite.

It’s a recovery. A recovery consisting of low end minimum jobs that the Gang of 8 Amnesty would swallow in less than 5 minutes.

And what kind of jobs are being created? As economist Dean Baker of the Center for Economic and Policy Research points out, job growth was again narrowly concentrated, with the restaurant sector (38,100 jobs), retail trade (27,700) and temporary employment (25,600) accounting for more than half of the job growth in May. Baker: “These are all low-paying sectors. It is worth noting that the job growth reported in these sectors is more an indication of the weakness of the labor market than the type of jobs being generated by the economy. The economy always creates bad jobs, but in a strong labor market workers don’t take them.”

The Obama recovery is certainly creating plenty of jobs. Get 2 or 3 while you can.

  • ziggy zoggy

    Obama isn’t even creating these Mcjobs. He’s just taking credit for them.

    • objectivefactsmatter

      “Obama isn’t even creating these Mcjobs. He’s just taking credit for them.”

      I’ve notices that all of the world’s important atomic clocks are still keeping accurate time during the 0′Bama POTUS reign. You gotta give credit where it’s due.

      Plus the oceans are so much better now. So they say. Not good enough to please the eco-freaks but good enough to continue worshiping the big zero.

  • antisharia

    Yeah, there are plenty of help wnated signs in my town, they are all for fast food establishments, or other mininum wage jobs in retail. This is what socialism gets you. Anemic growth, high unemployment( the real unemployment rate is much higher than the official unemployment rate,) and disincetivces to start new businesses.