The Obama Unemployment Record

Posted by Brian Patrick on

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As President Obama prepares to address Congress this evening, here’s a quick look at the numbers behind President Obama’s failed economic policies.


Unemployment Rate – Has Increased

• January 2009: 7.8% (bls.gov, accessed 1/24/12)

• December 2011: 8.5% (bls.gov, accessed 1/24/12)


Total Unemployment – Has Increased

• January 2009: 11.6 Million (bls.gov, accessed 1/24/12)

• December 2011: 13.1 Million (bls.gov, accessed 1/24/12)


U-6 Total Unemployed – Has Increased

• January 2009: 14.2 Million (bls.gov, accessed 1/24/12)

• December 2011: 15.2 Million (bls.gov, accessed 1/24/12)

 

Long-Term Unemployment – Has More Than Doubled

• January 2009: 2.6 Million (bls.gov, accessed 1/24/12)

• December 2011: 5.6 Million (bls.gov, accessed 1/24/12)


Discouraged Workers (Marginally Attached) – Has Increased

• January 2009: 734,000 (bls.gov, accessed 1/24/12)

• December 2011: 945,000 (bls.gov, accessed 1/24/12)


Labor Force Participation – Has Dropped

• January 2009: 65.5% (bls.gov, accessed 1/24/12)

• December 2011: 64% (bls.gov, accessed 1/24/12)





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