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Hope'n'Change: More People Went on Disability than Found Jobs in June

economaster Wrote: Jul 08, 2012 12:17 PM
The numbers in this report are purposely misleading. It would be more accurate to compare the net NET change in the SS disability population to the net change in jobs of 80,000. However, given the fact that the net increase in the SS disability population was only 27,000 I know why you've decided to pick misinformation over accuracy. Most of the people who read this article will be too lazy to check on these numbers anyway so I suppose you are accomplishing your goal. It's just sad that this is what American "news" has come to...
JudithBG Wrote: Jul 08, 2012 12:57 PM
I don't know about not reading a report. I take Dr. Sowell, for example, as being the ultimate truth when it comes to Economics and read his articles down to the last word.
As to your accusations towards conservatives, those of us without jobs or any hope of getting one soon don't take your breed of animal seriously either.
economaster Wrote: Jul 08, 2012 5:45 PM
Well I'll take primary sources over any second-hand reporting from anyone. If you feel like it I would suggest you check these out. http://www.ssa.gov/oact/STATS/dibStat.html & http://www.ssa.gov/oact/STATS/dib-g2.html & http://www.ssa.gov/oact/STATS/dibGraphs.html#2

It would have been easy for President Obama to miss the finer points of yesterday's jobs report, given that he only spent 26 seconds speaking about it in Ohio. But do these numbers look like "a step in the right direction" to you?

The economy created just 80,000 jobs in June, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday. But that same month, 85,000 workers left the workforce entirely to enroll in the Social Security Disability Insurance program, according to the Social Security Administration.

The disability ranks have outpaced job growth throughout President Obama's recovery. While the economy...