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.
- 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.