TheEconomicCollapseBlog.com Michael Snyder Have you heard about the "wonderful" employment numbers that were just released? Last month, the unemployment rate declined to 7.3 percent. Somehow this happened even though the percentage of working age Americans with a job actuallydeclined and the number of private sector workers fell by 278,000. So how did the federal government magically produce a drop in the unemployment rate even though less people have jobs? Well, they did it by pretending that more than half a million Americans "dropped out of the labor force" last month. If the government is to be believed, the number of Americans that want to work dropped by an astounding 516,000 in a single month even though the population of our country is constantly increasing. The federal government continues to feed us absolutely absurd numbers month after month, and at this point "the official unemployment rate" is essentially meaningless.
But that doesn't mean that Barack Obama is about to drop the charade. In fact, he continues to insist that the economy is getting better. The following is an excerpt from one of Obama's recent weekly radio addresses...
Over the past four and a half years, we’ve fought our way back from the worst recession of our lifetimes. And thanks to the grit and resilience of the American people, we’ve begun to lay a foundation for stronger, more durable economic growth.
Does he actually believe that anyone is still buying what he is saying?
The cold, hard truth is that the U.S. economy has not recovered while Obama has been in the White House. If you doubt this, please see my previous article entitled "33 Shocking Facts Which Show How Badly The Economy Has Tanked Since Obama Became President".
Since World War II, the percentage of working age Americans that is employed had always bounced back dramatically after a recession ended.
Unfortunately, that has not happened this time.
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