According to the nerds at the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 146,000 in November and the unemployment rate edged down to 7.7%.
At least with the election behind us, we won't have to listen to people claiming the Obama administration is rigging these numbers to affect the polls. Or will we?
— CW (@Pedlar7) December 7, 2012
540,000 people magically disappear from labor force – and the number of unemployed goes DOWN. #tcotMillions of people are very foolish.
— Bricen Weeks (@BricenWeeks) December 7, 2012
It's true that there's been a reduction in the employment-population ratio. It's called "retirement." A travesty that would never be allowed in a Romney-Ryan administration.
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