With 89 Million Americans Not Working, Obama Decides to Eliminate Jobs Council

Mission Accomplished.

The panel of CEOs, labor leaders and economists Barack Obama tapped in 2011 to stimulate job creation in the United States is shutting down, the White House confirmed Thursday.

POLITICO reported last July that the 26-member President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness had not held an official meeting in six months, apparently due to political sensitivities about such a meeting in the campaign season. The council never met again. Its charter expired Thursday, though it could have been extended by the president.

Council officials said the lack of public meetings over the past year did not indicate that the council was dormant.

I think it’s safely “dormant” now.

When Obama was inaugurated in January 2009, there were 80,507,000 American civilians age 16 or older who did not have a job or seek one. In December 2012, there were 88,839,000—thus, the increase of 8,332,000.

The increase in Americans opting out of the labor force during Obama’s first term resulted in a decrease in the labor force participation rate from 65.7 percent in January 2009, the month Obama was first inaugurated, to 63.6 percent in December 2012, the latest month reported.

Nearly 89 million Americans aren’t working and labor force participation is at 63.6 percent. So who needs that jobs council anyway?

  • mekus milkdud

    people are looking at all the tax fraud looking at what they are spending money on and seeing it is better to not work than to bust your A$$ all your life and have it taken away by the crocked government, our homes and houses have been made worthless by obummer why work and kil yourself just to pay health care and taxes

  • JacksonPearson

    Old, but endearing advice:
    “Any man who thinks he can be happy and prosperous by letting the Government take care of him, better take a closer look at the American Indian.” –Henry Ford.

  • Mark Anderson

    Ah Danny, your still working at it.


    Of course Obama disbanded the council. Now that he’s “past his election” he can stop pretending to worry about unemployment. You have to wonder how many more unemployed it would have taken to get the votes necessary to remove him. The sad fact is that Obama knew he could get away with killing jobs, because the victimized couldn’t muster to votes to get rid of him.

    • http://www.adinakutnicki.com AdinaK

      It bears repeating, even if one sounds like a broken record – the Radical-in-Chief is setting fire to the economy. Thereby, a jobs council, one in which the economy would be front and center, is untenable.

      Not unlike a pyromaniac, he intends to deconstruct the most successful nation in the history of the world, and the economy is the main engine to accomplish its destruction – http://adinakutnicki.com/2012/12/27/dhs-americas-

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

  • SoCalMike

    They keep talking about the RATE of unemployment (which is completely bogus at this point) so they don't have to reveal the actual QTY of unemployed.
    This would expose the lie of reporting on the RATE.
    We need more Greenfields to penetrate and puncture the fog of info propaganda put out every day by the lamestream.

  • Questions

    So the number of unemployed in the U.S. is now up to 89 million? I suppose that's true if you include all retirees, housewives and students. Give us a break. I oppose Obama, but we can't afford to make a mockery of data. Articles like this make every conservative in the country look like vindictive fools. I suppose by June the unemployed will "reach" 140 million.

    • Daniel Greenfield

      It's not the number of unemployed, it's the number of non-working but not retired people. Considering that the national economy depends on the percentage of the country that works, the number is relevant.

  • Mary Sue

    Well now that he doesn't have to run again, he doesn't have to make it look like he's making an effort.

  • Barakus abomadidas

    Like i give a dam about jobs!

  • Dennis Walter

    To survive its necessary to work and also things are becoming costly day by day so its important to work and have a good salary.

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