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Friday, July 6, 2012

The June 2012 Jobs Report

Here is the June 2012 employment situation report from the BLS:

Key Highlights:

- The unemployment rate remained unchanged at 8.2%. Non-farm employers added only 80,000 new jobs. 77,000 (revised) jobs were added in May. Employment gains averaged 226,000 from January through March.

- The number of unemployed persons remained unchanged at 12.7 million.

- The civilian labor force participation rate also remained flat at 63.8%.

Share your thoughts, feelings, and analysis below.


  1. Alexiyia OshumubugaJuly 6, 2012 at 6:52 AM

    I think it's time for fellow democrats to realize that the Obama administration's policies are not working, and in fact, are wasting our resources. We spent $787 B in stimulus to get us to where we are. We have no jobs to show for it, and it was a losing bet. I think our best hope is to change things in 2016. We took gamble on Obama and we need to accept that it didn't work. Economically, the dependency state that he has strived to push is hurting our country more, and the debt crisis is going to eliminate any chance we have to get out of it. Something has to change, and as the president, he is the first step. He has divided us to no end under a promise of unity. Change must happen, and I encourage fellow democrats to vote for Romney, a true leader who can work with BOTH sides. Thank you.

    Dr. Alexiyia Oshumubuga Ph.D in Economics UPenn 1982

    1. Thank you!

      You are a breath of fresh air, and give me hope that there is a light at the end of this tunnel.

      Hopefully, your message will resonate throughout the community of Democrats and Liberals.

  2. Im interested to know what you guys think Romney (and the congress obviously) will be able to do differently to help.

    What policy changes that he has proposed do you like the most and how do you think they will make a difference with the rate of recovery?

    1. Like I have said time and time again: Learn something.

      Mitt Romney's plan:

      Read it. I have.

      If you want things I like, go to the Appendix. Items 1,2,4,6,8, & 9 are a start.

    2. I figured you would have something smart ass to say anna since you have nothing else to say but talk shit and hold youre fingers in your ears. You actually motivate me daily to ensure that obama beats romney just so i can watch you talk more shit for another term lol....and i dont even like obama! your one of the examples of why the republican party is slowly dying off.

      Youre something else. I ask a simple question and as usuall you show how ignorant and slow you are by talkin shit. Please take you pills old lady and get back to watchin the price is right lol....