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Chris

If you really think the economy has only added 194000 jobs in 4 years you haven't been paying attention, or you've been watching Fox.

http://www.cbpp.org/cms/index.cfm?fa=view&id=3252

Private Payroll Employment Has Grown For 32 Months

The pace of monthly job losses slowed dramatically soon after President Obama and Congress enacted the Recovery Act in February 2009. The trend in job growth in 2010 was obscured by the rapid ramp-up and subsequent decline in government hiring for the 2010 Census (which is now over), but private employers added 5.0 million jobs to their payrolls in the last 32 months, an average of 155,000 jobs a month. Employers added 171,000 jobs to their payrolls in October, 184,000 of them in the private sector.

Peg

Thanks - but - I'll take the USDA over a left wing think tank that Krugman describes as "impeccable" :)

Chris

The USDA is providing job numbers? Where? When?

Peg

Oops; sorry. USDA doing statistics for food stamps.

Department of Labor doing net jobs created under Obama. Here you go:

http://research.stlouisfed.org/fredgraph.png?g=aby

And then there is that bastion of conservative thought: CNN.

http://www.cnn.com/2012/09/05/politics/fact-check-obama-jobs/index.html

"The figure of 4.5 million jobs is accurate if you look at the most favorable period and category for the administration. But overall, there are still fewer people working now than when Obama took office at the height of the recession."

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