Who was president in 1996?"These are the lowest first-quarter layoff and job loss levels since 1996."
So I guess you were bitching about the layoff #'s in 2000-2007 since this year's # is better than all the Bush years. How many times did you pull this stat from your ass to go off on the Bush administration? Oh, that's right. None.
And the unemployment rate is much higher. Remember, they don't count the ones who have given up or the ones whose unemployment has run out.
Adding a few part time and minimum wage jobs is not a recovery.
And lastly, 7% unemployment is not acceptable as the new norm.