Dismal jobs numbers

One of the most confusing and distorted statistics coming out of Washington today is the monthly unemployment situation.   More and more Americans are waking up to the reality of the job market when the curtain is drawn back and the actual situation are revealed within the jobs report as issued by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). A comparison of certain statistics between January of 2009 (when Barack Obama was inaugurated) and April of 2012 reveals the depth of the job debacle in the United States. In January of 2009 the CNP (Civilian Noninstitutional Population--those 16 years of age and older not in various institutions (i.e. prisons or nursing facilities) and not on active duty in the military) was 234.7 million.  By April 2012 this had increased to 242.6 million, a population growth of 7.8 million.   The BLS calculates what they refer to as the Civilian Labor Force which is those who have jobs and are seeking jobs.   Those the BLS estimates are...(Read Full Post)