Friday, December 2, 2011

New jobs numbers not what they seem as they actually lose traction despite the lower unemployment rate

This has been the week of the 4-sigma manipulation for the Obama administration regarding government reports.  No investor with half a brain cell ever relies upon them anymore, and the hoopla today from the jobs report is just another indicator that truth out of Washington is simply a Orwellian drama.

And every time we rerun this calculation, the number of jobs that has to be created to get back to baseline increases: First it was 245,500 in April, then 250,000 in June, then 254,000 in July then 261,200 in October [and finally 262,500 in November] . As of today, following the just announced "beat" of meager NFP expectations, this number has has just risen to an all time high 262,500 263,700. This means that unless that number of jobs is created each month for the next 5 years, America will have a higher unemployment rate in October 2016 than it did in December 2007. How realistic is it that the US economy can create 15.8 million jobs in the next 61 60 months? We leave that answer up to the US electorate." - Zerohedge

The primary reason for the drop in unemployment was tied to two factors... one, and increase in TEMP JOBS due to the holiday shopping season, and secondly, a MASSIVE drop in the number of people on the unemployment clain roles who dropped off and now arent counted on any record.


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