Mission Accomplished


The January unemployment numbers were GOOD? The best jobs report we have had in three years?

 January Unemployment Rate Falls to 8.3 Percent as 243,000 Jobs Are Added?   Yeah, that really sounds like  a good report, but it ain't so!.
Well here's an  explanation that maybe even most brain-dead Obama worshipers can understand, ( I said maybe)!
OK, here we go.. 
by John Crudele.  New York Post, 
Everyone, of course, would be thrilled if 243,000 jobs were actually created in the month of January. Hallelujah! 

Remember, we are talking about the month when companies go into hibernation because of bad weather and temporary Christmas jobs end. Jobs aren’t created in January. They are lost.
Yet there it is in the Labor Department release yesterday — total non-farm payrolls rose by 243,000 in January and the unemployment rate decreased to 8.3 percent.
A lie? Political manipulation? Or maybe it’s just that most people don’t understand what they’re looking at. The answer is the latter.
Those 243,000 jobs are the total after seasonal adjustments.
The question you should be asking is, what’s the un-tampered-with number before the adjustment?
Glad you asked. The Labor Department reported a loss of 2,689,000 jobs in January.
Seasonal adjustments are intended to smooth out holiday bumps like that. But because of the depth and unusual nature of the nation’s Great Recession, those seasonal adjustments are being skewed.
Here’s how it works: In January 2010, as I said, there was an actual, unadjusted job loss of 2,858,000 jobs.
To make it simple, the government computers were expecting a bigger unadjusted loss than the 2,689,000 jobs because last January’s decline was 2,858,000.
Why weren’t there as many job losses this January? Very likely because the weather throughout the country is a lot milder this year than during the past two January's.
A loss of jobs that isn’t as bad as expected turns into a job gain. Does that mean there really are 243,000 new jobs out there? Absolutely not. 
Let’s say there are rumors in your company that 300 people are going to be laid off. Instead, management decides to fire just 200.
Two hundred people, of course, have lost their jobs. But, adjusting it for expectations, 100 people didn’t get fired. Using this analogy, the government would say that, on an expectation-adjusted basis, 100 jobs were created.
That’s sort of what happened in the January employment report because of seasonal adjustment.
The numbers themselves shouldn’t be changed because continuity from year to year is important for comparisons. But people should be alerted when seasonal adjustments are screwing with the numbers.
Someday maybe the Obama administration will tell the truth!    Yeah, someday, maybe even in our lifetime.   But I doubt it..  Or when hell freezes over.


  1. what irks me even more than OBAMA is that people just accept anything he and his cronies say (the networks, CNN, NY Times, etc.); these are the folks who consider themselves smarter than Conservatives, remember.
    It sure seems like lies to ME, but their ideology can't let them see it...and they diss us for wanting both sides to every story like FOX shows.

  2. I live in Northern Virginia. There has been a bump in hiring -- at the federal government and at the local level. Of course, those jobs are funded by the taxpayers.

  3. Opinionated - You make some excellent points in your
    well-written and very well-researched Post.I
    In fact President Obama DOES need to do Something about the Very Serious Problem Of Jobs In Our Country.

    And if reelected I Believe he will.

    But Hell is not likely to Freeze Over as long as Global Warming continues to Affect This Great Country of Ours - and ultimately The World.

    Have a Great Day - Opinionated.

  4. Obama isn't going to do anything if he wins except put his Che Guevara hat back on and pick up where he left off.
    He never mentioned the word "job" until this election cycle. He doesn't want a booming economy because like all lefties all they want is big bankrupt government.

    He is nothing more than a manipulating opportunist.
    Too bad some people don't see through that wool over their eyes.

  5. We survived 8 years of President Bush, I'm sure we'll survive 8 years of President Obama.
    As for Hell freezing over, the Saints did win a Super Bowl.


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