Hey kids, guess what time it is! It’s job creation time! Which means it’s time to bring back that sexy economic data source, the Bikini Graph! That sound you hear is the GOP demanding President Obama’s impeachment for allowing this to happen on his watch. Jobsghazi!!!!
As always, red columns point to monthly job totals under the Bush administration, while blue columns point to job totals under the Obama administration. Me oh my, look at all that blue!
Via Steve Benen at The Maddow Blog, here’s the latest on the new report from Bureau of Labor Statistics, including how the U.S. economy added 257,000 jobs in January. “Where are the jobs?” the GOP asks. Why, right here, you fools, in spite of your efforts to stifle Democratic jobs bills galore.
“Oh yeah? Well how about that uptick in the unemployment rate, huh? Huh?? What about THAT?!” those on the right are whining. All you had to do was ask, says we:
The overall unemployment rate inched higher, from 5.6% to 5.7%, but this was an encouraging increase – more Americans are entering the market again.
Hang onto your three-cornered hats, GOP, the news gets even better:
Once a year, the
[W]age increases last month were the best Americans have seen in six years.
Tee and hee. Neener and nanner.
In the past year, we’ve added over 3.1 million jobs overall and 2.86 million in the private sector.
Say it with me now: