U.S. Job Losses, 2007 to 2010

Numbers are from a report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics available in pdf form here.

~ by lolarusa on February 17, 2010.

11 Responses to “U.S. Job Losses, 2007 to 2010”

  1. Now there’s a picture worth a thousand words.

  2. I’d love to know where you found this originally.

  3. Tervetuloa, Owen!

    I got the chart in an email from David Plouffe. It’s online at http://my.barackobama.com/page/content/recoveryanniversary/

  4. Thanks! Maybe I should stop automatically deleting all those emails from my old friend Barack…it is awfully rude of me to not even read them anymore…

  5. Was scanning The Chawed Rosin (good stuff btw) and the graph jumped up and bit me. Not everything is as it seems:
    http://www.politicalmathblog.com/?p=394

  6. Thanks for the link, Bunk Strutts. The chart says that it’s about the rate of job loss, so I didn’t mistake it for anything else, but the point about when the stimulus programs began and how much (or how little) has been spent is an interesting one.

  7. Amazingly enough, ther eis no reference sited to this made up graphic. I made a very diligent and thorough search of the BLS website (found ehre http://www.bls.gov ) and was unable after 15 hours to produce that table or graphic with a direct link to it on the BLS website. Why? Because it doesnt exist. Its a shame that this group “Organizing for America”, a private group paid by the DNC with tax payer dollars, are feeding this garbage to the general population. You have to ask yourself, why is there so much effort to try and make a guy like B.O. look good? Wouldnt someone doing good be able to stand on his own actions without needing to hire groups to fabricate accomplishments? Isnt that kinda like giving the Nobel Peace Prize to someone who hasnt earned it yet? oh wait, thats B.O. also (in more ways than one).

  8. Lets just deal with facts. unemployment rate under Bush was 4.7% average for 8 years. Unemployment skyrocketed to 10% when the Stimulus package was gift wrapped and handed to “businesses to big to fail”. Ford Motor Company refused to be a part of it and thus retains its integrity, credibility and continues to hire workers while the others continue to layoff.

  9. If you’re going to lie, at least try to make it plausible. 15 hours? Seriously? Any bathroom breaks?

    Took me less than 15 minutes:
    http://www.bls.gov/news.release/mmls.t01.htm

    Sure, one graph doth not a causal link establish, but your little stimulus=higher unemployment gem is even worse. Facts indeed.

  10. The exact graph posted above (minus the red and blue coloration) is in this BLS report: http://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/empsit.pdf

    Since they update those reports reusing the same link, if you want to find that same report in the future, its document ID is USDL-10-0394.

  11. The charts are cute. But the US never recovered from the 2001 recession in terms of jobs. Even though the statistics indicated otherwise. US has been losing jobs since the implementation of GATT, NAFTA and accelerated immigration, starting in the early 1990’s. Stories from displaced workers about jobs and wages never replace. The signs were all around prior to 2007. The unemployment statistical models have proven invalid but good propaganda to keep the said policies in place. The reality is a jobs shortage. Mass poverty awaits the US population because of the lack of jobs and decent employment. Poof is 49 million Americans (17 % of US population)in poverty and rising. Many with experience and/or education. Another 15 million college degrees await to enter the stagnant workforce. 5 million a year from 10,000 colleges and universities, 2007-2010. Unemployment statistics does not begin to tell the story.

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