Media hyping bad job numbers

Thomas Lifson
The mainstream media are trumpeting the latest Labor Department jobs figures as good news (really great news," according to the National Journal), but don't be fooled. What is concealed in the raw data (7.6% unemployment, 195,000 new jobs -- "slightly more than analysts had been expecting and suggesting healthier growth," according to the New York Times) is a profound restructuring of our economy, substituting part time jobs for full time jobs, driben by Obamacare and other regulations.  Full time jobs actually plunged by 240,000, accoding to Tyler Durden of Zeroheadge. Two graphs he provides tell the story. The great Iowahawk condenses the data to a level understandable to low information voters. Sheer genius. Unemployment report in a nutshell: the Taco Bell that had 30 40 hour workers now has 40 30 hour workers. -- David Burge (@iowahawkblog) July 5, 2013 hat tips: Drudge, Instapundit, Twitchy(Read Full Post)

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