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The unemployment rate is 7% because Obama doesn't count those who have given up on finding a job. Take a look at the U-6 rate for the real numbers. 13.6% is a far cry from the 7% that Barry is bragging about.
The civilian labor force (154.4 million) and the labor force participation rate
(65.7 percent) were little changed in December. The employment-population ratio fell
by 0.4 percentage point to 61.0 percent over the month and by 1.7 percentage points
Civilian Labor Force (155.2) and the labor force participation rate (63.0 percent)
Looks like based on the records from BLS there are more individual employed in Nov 2013 than when Obama took the reigns of the nation in Jan 2009.
There are 10.9 Million looking for jobs now as compared to the 11.6 when he took over from Bush in 2009.
Maybe you aren't reading all of the numbers concerning job growth in America, all seen to suggest in raw data Americans are far along than they were prior to Obama becoming president.
Maybe more people seem unemployed because more people are entering the market now that there is hope and rescue from the Bush imposed Financial Armageddon that wrecked an Economy and a policy that eviscerated jobs from America.