southbeach1500 said236,000 Americans got a job in February.
296,000 Americans dropped out of the labor force in February.
Or to put it differently so that the mind of the liberal hen can understand:
The ship is taking on 296,000 gallons of water and only pumping out 236,000 gallons. The ship is sinking.
http://mediamatters.org/blog/2013/03/11/conservative-media-misrepresent-bls-surveys-to/193008So when the NRO and the Examiner compare the number of those who "dropped out of the labor force," a stat from CPS, to the monthly job creation, a stat from CES, the comparison is meaningless, as the surveys use different methodologies. In addition, they imply that the 296,000 not in the labor force is the number of people who were seeking work but have stopped looking for jobs. But retirees and teenagers not seeking work are included in the BLS' definition of those "not in the labor force," so this number includes people who had no intention of seeking work in the month of February:
Not in the labor force (Current Population Survey)
Includes persons aged 16 years and older in the civilian noninstitutional population who are neither employed nor unemployed in accordance with the definitions contained in this glossary. Information is collected on their desire for and availability for work, job search activity in the prior year, and reasons for not currently searching.
Oops, my mistake, the jobs situation is great! Well, as good as can be expected since we still have to blame any problems on Bush.
The Obama jobs plan is paying big dividends and having a strong effect on getting America back to work.
Most people who want a job are employed, and since 236,000 newly employed people resulted in a 0.2% drop in the unemployment rate, a mere 9 million people are unemployed at the moment.
I am SO GLAD we have an unbiased organization like MediaMatters.org to set the record straight.