We ain’t got no jobs.  We don’t have to give you any stinkin’ jobs.  Never mind that a feckless, if not outright dishonest, administration keeps claiming that there’s a strong, robust recovery in place.  For four years, now.

I wrote here about our new (and hopefully relatively temporary) national work force structure.  Mortimor Zuckerman, Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of US News & World Report, has some more information.

  • since the start of the year, the number of people with jobs increased by 753,000
    • 557,000 of these positions were only part-time
    • in June full-time jobs declined by 240,000
    • part-time jobs soared by 360,000
  • [there are] three million more part-time positions than when the recession began
  • [part-time workers are at] an all-time high of 28,059,000
  • the civilian workforce-participation rate is currently 63.5%—a drop of 2.2% since the recession ended.  [emphasis added]
  • the number of people leaving the workforce during this economic recovery has actually outpaced the number of people finding a new job by a factor of nearly three

Keep this in mind during the 2014 and 2016 elections.

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