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Under Obama: 30 Worst Months of Employment in the Past 25 Years

JT For Political Reform 2012/05/24 11:43:08

The federal government’s Bureau of Labor Statistics publishes monthly tallies for the employment-population ratio.
That stat shows something rather straightforward: Among those who are
living in America and are free to pursue employment, what percentage are
employed? (The bureau excludes those who are under 16 years old, are
active-duty military, or are — in the bureau’s own words — “inmates of
institutions (for example, penal and mental facilities, homes for the
aged),” from its tallies.)

Barack Obama

Over
the past quarter of a century (a total of 300 months), dating back to
May 1987 and the Reagan administration, here are the 30 worst months
(that is, the bottom 10 percent) for the employment-population ratio,
along with the president who happened to be in office at that particular
time (scroll down to the see the list):

1. (tie) July 2011, 58.2 percent, President Barack Obama
1. (tie) June 2011, 58.2 percent, Obama
1. (tie) November 2010, 58.2 percent, Obama
1. (tie) December 2009, 58.2 percent, Obama
5. (tie) August 2011, 58.3 percent, Obama
5. (tie) December 2010, 58.3 percent, Obama
5. (tie) October 2010, 58.3 percent, Obama
8. (tie) April 2012, 58.4 percent, Obama
8. (tie) October 2011, 58.4 percent, Obama
8. (tie) September 2011, 58.4 percent, Obama
8. (tie) May 2011, 58.4 percent, Obama
8. (tie) April 2011, 58.4 percent, Obama
8. (tie) February 2011, 58.4 percent, Obama
8. (tie) January 2011, 58.4 percent, Obama
15. (tie) March 2012, 58.5 percent, Obama
15. (tie) January 2012, 58.5 percent, Obama
15. (tie) December 2011, 58.5 percent, Obama
15. (tie) November 2011, 58.5 percent, Obama
15. (tie) March 2011, 58.5 percent, Obama
15. (tie) September 2010, 58.5 percent, Obama
15. (tie) August 2010, 58.5 percent, Obama
15. (tie) July 2010, 58.5 percent, Obama
15. (tie) June 2010, 58.5 percent, Obama
15. (tie) March 2010, 58.5 percent, Obama
15. (tie) February 2010, 58.5 percent, Obama
15. (tie) January 2010, 58.5 percent, Obama
15. (tie) November 2009, 58.5 percent, Obama
15. (tie) October 2009, 58.5 percent, Obama
29. February 2012, 58.6 percent, Obama
30. (tie) May 2010, 58.7 percent, Obama
30. (tie) April 2010, 58.7 percent, Obama
30. (tie) September 2009, 58.7 perce

Interestingly, the 30 (or 32, including ties) worst months for employment in the past 25 years have all come after the most recent recession ended, in June 2009. In other words, they’ve all come during the Obama “recovery.”


What’s more, under every other president during the
past 25 years (spanning from the later stages of the Reagan presidency
through the entire George W. Bush presidency), the employment-population
ratio was always over 60 percent — every single month, for 260
consecutive months. In vivid contrast, with the exception of the month
in which he took office (January 2009) and his first full month in
office (February 2009), the employment-population ratio under Obama has
always been under 60 percent — every single month, for 38
consecutive months. (For 32 consecutive months — from September 2009 to
the present day — it’s been under 59 percent.)


In fact, the worst non-Obama month in the past 25
years was December 2008, when the employment-population ratio was 61.0
percent under George W. Bush. Comparatively, Obama’s best month to date
(not counting January 2009, when he entered midstream) was his first,
February 2009, when the employment-population ratio was 60.3 percent. In
other words, over the past 25 years, the worst month under any other
president has beaten the best month under Obama.

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  • Kane Fernau 2012/05/24 15:21:22
    Kane Fernau
    +1
    Still Bush's fault?
  • JT For ... Kane Fe... 2012/05/24 20:36:52
  • cmdrbnd007 2012/05/24 13:52:38
    cmdrbnd007
    +2
    And yet there seems to be a very good chance that this joker will get reelected.
  • dave b 2012/05/24 13:01:55
    dave b
    +2
    First of all, I dont believe any numbers that the Obama government puts out. I think that we need to add 25 to 35% to get closer to reality.
    Secondly....well, nevermind.
  • CFlyJuice 2012/05/24 12:39:07
    CFlyJuice
    +1
    Pretty pathetic when they try to compare 0bummer to Reagan.

    Reagan saved the US from Carter (AKA OBAMA Jr.):

    Although Reagan inherited a HIGHER unemployment rate than Obama, out of control inflation (13.5%!!) and a misery index of 20.76%!! Obama inherited a misery index of 9.6% -
    N O W it's 10.85%!!!

    Reagan slashed taxes and within 2 years had the GDP OVER 8%. He got unemployment down to 7.2% by election day WITHOUT pulling a smoke and mirrors trick by pulling people out of the calculation just to make the unemployment numbers fictitiously drop.

    0bama kool-aid drinkers like you forget he had majorities in BOTH houses for 75% of his term so far and got everything he wanted for the first 2 years...

    Useful idiots are parroting the pathetic line from 0bumbler that it's the Republicans stopping his great job creation ideas when all his economy saving genius passed in the 1st TWO years.

    0bama apologists like you are a sad little disillusioned group trying to hang onto that magical "hope & change"... Sort of like the aging hippie who is bald but still has a pony tail.
    takes a carter to get a reagan
  • Jeff Smith 2012/05/24 12:31:15
    Jeff Smith
    +2
    I don't know I haven't missed a day of work in 7 years. Oh that right I'm self employed and my job can't be outsourced to any foreign country or massed produced. I'm a handy man
  • Andy 2012/05/24 12:08:16
    Andy
    +2
    And some still wonder why he should be voted out!! Amazing!!
  • mrdog 2012/05/24 12:02:57
    mrdog
    +2
    Obama can't hide from his record in office.... clearly it is time to give new leadership a shot at the econ...bark
  • DS in Oak Ridge NC 2012/05/24 11:59:08
    DS in Oak Ridge NC
    +1
    I've been out of work for nearly two years now, so this does not surprise me in the least.
  • Jo 2012/05/24 11:47:58
    Jo
    +1
    its so strange to me whenever I hear this--I dont know of one single individual anywhere offhand that is unemployed, nor do I hear anybody talking of others that they know that are unemployed. Gee, I wonder where all these people are?
  • JT For ... Jo 2012/05/24 11:57:10
    JT For Political Reform
    +2
    Michigan, Florida, Nevada, California, New York, Ohio, Indiana and pretty much the rest of the 50 states. What's the temperature in that bubble you live in?
  • Jo JT For ... 2012/05/24 13:14:14
    Jo
    I live right outside Indiana, and I repeat, I never hear ANYBODY--and that includes relatives and friends scattered all over the US and who and what I encounter while I'm traveling for work all over the US----talking about being unemployed or knowing others that are; I just think its odd; if its that high, you'd think I'd be hearing more about it:)
  • JT For ... Jo 2012/05/24 20:39:31
    JT For Political Reform
    I guess that head in the sand does work for some people.
  • Jo JT For ... 2012/05/25 01:59:38
    Jo
    I wouldnt know:)
  • JT For ... Jo 2012/05/25 02:31:35
    JT For Political Reform
    Come up for air, you might learn something. :-)
  • Jo JT For ... 2012/05/25 03:10:30
    Jo
    lol! I've learned PLENTY, and the biggest lesson? NEVER, EVER again, not if there was a gun to head, would I vote republican--NEVER:))
  • JT For ... Jo 2012/05/25 14:10:21
    JT For Political Reform
    Funny, I used to vote Democrat and never ever again will I vote for any more frauds and liars.
  • Jo JT For ... 2012/05/25 16:30:15
    Jo
    funny, thats all republicans are:)
  • JT For ... Jo 2012/05/25 18:02:28
    JT For Political Reform
    Obama is the biggest fraud and liar of all.
  • Jo JT For ... 2012/05/26 06:35:14
    Jo
    not even close:)
  • JT For ... Jo 2012/05/26 12:15:33
    JT For Political Reform
    and a Democommunist which I guess you are also.
  • Jo JT For ... 2012/05/26 21:33:54
    Jo
    call it whatever you want--makes no difference to me:))
  • JT For ... Jo 2012/05/27 14:04:27
  • Jo JT For ... 2012/05/27 16:03:39
    Jo
    I couldnt care less about what I can "grab for free" since never in my life have I gotten anything for "free" nor have I obtained anything that I havent acquired myself through my own hard work--a concept that goes right over the heads of you morons; oh, and btw Mr. articulate, "obot" is not a word. Get a dictionary.
  • JT For ... Jo 2012/05/27 16:32:33
    JT For Political Reform
    Obot is a new word. Get a life if you can't figure out what it means lmao. Thanks for being the problem instead of the solution.
  • Jo JT For ... 2012/05/28 02:32:24
    Jo
    "Obot" is only a word for illiterates and for those with adolescent mentalitites:))) and for people like you, I'm more than happy to be the problem---how flattering that you put so much importance on me:)
  • JT For ... Jo 2012/05/28 02:43:58
    JT For Political Reform
    LMAO. The word Obot seems fitting for you, especially seeing that you went off on it like a liberal loon. Have a nice life if you can figure out how.
  • Jo JT For ... 2012/05/28 04:00:15
    Jo
    lol! actually, that statement is perfect for you---you'll never have even the slightest clue; poor thing:(
  • dave b Jo 2012/05/24 12:59:32
    dave b
    +2
    They are out there. HP is getting ready to let go of 27,000......27k more unemployed.
  • JT For Political Reform 2012/05/24 11:44:50
    JT For Political Reform
    +1
    We got no HOPE and a lot of CHANGE equaling the most incompetent administration of our times.

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