Wall Street – Hat Obama die Jobdaten manipuliert?

Wall Street – Hat Obama die Jobdaten manipuliert?
Diesen schweren Vorwurf erhob Ex-GE-Chef Jack Welch. Die Arbeitslosenquote fiel im September überraschend deutlich mit 7,8% auf den tiefsten Stand seit Obamas Amtsantritt. Doch auf den zweiten Blick waren die Daten gar nicht so grossartig.
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The Politics of the Jobs Report

The Politics of the Jobs Report
The White House is breathing easier this morning. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports the unemployment rate dropped to 7.8 percent – the first time it’s been under 8 percent in 43 months.
In political terms, headlines are everything – and most major media are leading with the drop in the unemployment rate.
Look more closely, though, and the picture is murkier. According to the separate payroll survey undertaken by the BLS, just 114,000 new jobs were added in September. At least 125,000 are needed per month just to keep up with population growth. Yet August’s job number was revised upward to 142,000, and July’s to 181,000.
In other words, we’re still crawling out of the deep crater we fell into in 2008 and 2009. The percent of the working-age population now working or actively looking for work is higher than it was, but still near a thirty-year low.
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Robert Reich
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