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Job market was on life support when Obama got elected.
Now we have had 29 CONSECUTIVE MONTHS OF JOB GROWTH!!!
Under GW unemployment was below 5%.
Obama has kept unemployment or underemployment at record levels never seen since the Great Depression levels.
The only reason there seems to be any downward trend in Obama's unemployment legacy is because it's been so bad for so long that people are falling off unemployment benefits.
"GALLUP: UNEMPLOYMENT RATE JUMPS FROM 7.7% TO 8.9% IN 30 DAYS
`Outside of the federal government's Bureau of Labor statistics, the Gallup polling organization also tracks the nation's unemployment rate. While the BLS and Gallup findings might not always perfectly align, the trends almost always do and the small statistical differences just haven't been worthy of note. But now Gallup is showing a sizable 30 day jump in the unemployment rate, from 7.7% on July 21 to 8.9% today.
This is an 18-month high.
At the end of July, the BLS showed a 7.4% unemployment rate, compared to Gallup's 7.8%. Again, a difference not worthy of note. But Gallup's upward trend to almost 9% in just the last three weeks is alarming, especially because this is not a poll with a history of wild swings due to statistical anomalies. Gallup's sample size is a massive 30,000 adults and the rolling average is taken over a full 30 day period.
Gallup also shows an alarming increase in the number of underemployed (those with some work seeking more). During the same 30-day period, that number has jumped from 17.1% to 17.9%.
"NEVADA AFL-CIO: OBAMACARE WILL DESTROY 40-HOUR WORK WEEK
The Nevada AFL-CIO unanimously passed a resolution Wednesday condemning the Affordable Care Act, known to its critics as Obamacare.
"The unintended consequences of the ACA [Affordable Care Act] will lead to the destruction of the 40 hour work week, higher taxes and force union members onto more costly plans," said the resolution....."
"After several Tweets about the high unemployment rates for blacks in the deep blue cities of Chicago and Los Angeles, MSNBC commentator Touré blamed "slavery" for the poor stats.
After two Tweets on August 21 noting the high unemployment rates in several big cities that are Democrat strongholds, Touré followed up explaining why he thinks blacks in those cities are so sparsely employed.
Agreeing with a supporter who said, "Blame slavery, Black unemployment has been at severe recession levels for 50 plus yrs," Touré said, "That's obviously part of it."
As the good folks at Twitchy point out, "The Dems have owned some of the cities with the highest black unemployment for decades."