“JOB GROWTH” – THE REAL STORY

Don\’t you love it when a single table makes things so clear that there is no room for doubt?

If so, you\’ll love this one, based on Bureau of Labor Statistics data, which tells us what “job growth” means in the era of Obama:

Notice where the jobs are being created…………and where they are not?

And please be aware that my source for these data is not some right wing anti-Obama web site, it is The National Employment Law Project (NELP), which is decidedly on the other side of the aisle. As NELP points out in its article:

  • Lower-wage industries constituted 22 percent of recession losses, but 44 percent of recovery growth.

  • Mid-wage industries constituted 37 percent of recession losses, but only 26 percent of recovery growth.

  • Higher-wage industries constituted 41 percent of recession losses, and 30 percent of recovery growth.

Would you say this is something to keep in mind when Obama & Co. brag about what great job-creators they are? 

Me too.

Now grow old waiting for tonight\’s network news shows to feature it….or talk about it at all.

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