Monday, February 20, 2012

So about those unemployment numbers . . .

Congressman Jim Jordan (R-OH) posted a graph today that shows what unemployment really looks like in this country:

actual unemployment numbers

According to Jordan and the Republican Study Committee, true unemployment stands at a staggering 36.3%!

This figure is found when statisticians look at the total number of Americans who are of eligible age to work and compare it to the actual employment numbers. Pretty much everyone knew that when Dems and the White House were touting the drop in unemployment last month, that it was just a numbers game. But now it is more obvious just how horrible those numbers are.

Even if one quibbles with the Republican's math, the path of the graph -- continuously downward, shows that this administration's rampant spending and pie-in-the-sky plans have done nothing to improve employment in this country.

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