Unemployment Rate Up .1%, Job Creation Numbers Off 40,000

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.


The Recovery is here. It’s been here since about 5 seconds after Obama took office. But the ability to control the media is not the same as the ability to control the economy and after Obama’s disastrous reelection by the Government Class, the economy is stumbling badly.

The economy contracted by .1% and the unemployment rate has risen by 1%, all in defiance of the official projections. Job creation numbers are 40,000 off what they were supposed to be. 159,000 jobs were added, but 169,000 workers left the labor force. Naturally we’re not supposed to pay attention to any of this, as the media keeps finding ways to explain it all away as part of the recovery.

Consumer spending only rose .2 percent in December, at a time when consumers should have been doing a lot of their holiday shopping. The dollar fell against the euro and while Obama’s pals on Wall Street are doing well, no one else is. Meanwhile the media is claiming that Obama’s amnesty program for illegal aliens will fix the economy… because dumping 11 million unskilled workers into a marketplace with rising unemployment is a sure fix.

And once we have 11 percent unemployment and millions more Mexicans on welfare, then the recovery really will be here.

  • JacksonPearson

    Obamavilles are thriving.
    "And once we have 11 percent unemployment and millions more Mexicans on welfare, then the recovery really will be here." If you believe the government, than that's a misleading number Daniel. I've lived in three South Western states, and I'd bet it's more like forty million illegals roaming our highways and byways, with more on the way.
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  • http://www.adinakutnicki.com AdinaK

    Instead of going from strength to strength, Obama and gang have ensured that the economy will collapse, and collapse it will. Simply put, the debt and spending are unsustainable and they understand what is going to happen. Heck, they planned it. Rules For Radicals is their bible and this is one of its rules.

    His reelection sealed America's fate, at lest for decades – http://adinakutnicki.com/2012/11/07/the-day-liber

    Adina kutnicki, Israel – http://adinakutnicki.com/about/#comment-3568

    • Mary Sue

      I'm surprised he hasn't put Ayers and Dorhn in charge of something already.

      • http://www.adinakutnicki.com AdinaK

        Mary Sue, he knows that would be a bridge too far for most. After the disaster with Kevin Jenning's, the "safe schools" czar, he understands the need to tread lightly in this arena.

        However, he also knows that this cozy couple has the (mis)education system locked up. This domestic terror duo are the darlings of the teacher speaker's set. Columbia U's school of education is a basket case, rife with leftist group-think and so much more. The parents are, for the most part, clueless,

        Adina Kutnicki, Israel – http://adinakutnicki.com/about/

  • SoCalMike

    We are all expected to believe and play along with the notion Dems aren't thieves; merely economically illiterate.
    Once you figure out someone is lying and stealing, the dynamic changes dramatically.
    Cowardly outfoxed Repubes are still standing flatfooted and clueless like doe deer in the head lights.