Unemployment Down; Labor Participation Rate Also Down

It’s that time of the month where liberals go around and trumpet Obama’s success with fudged employment numbers. While the rate itself went down, the labor participation rate remained at its 36-year-low. CNS News reported: A record 92,898,000 Americans 16 and older did not participate in the labor force in December, as the labor force participation rate dropped to 62.7 percent. The labor force participation had also been 62.7 percent this September, but prior to that had not been that low since Read more […]

The Jobs Numbers Aren’t “Cooked”

The unemployment numbers sure did seem conveniently low when they were released right after Obama’s dismal debate performance. It didn’t take long for those in conservative circles to start denouncing the numbers as being “cooked.” But I’m not so sure anymore. I know for a while that we decried the polls as well, saying they were skewed to favor Obama. Although those things certainly wouldn’t be surprising, I don’t think it’s necessarily the case. I was listening to Erick Erickson Read more […]