Obama's dilemma: More jobs, same unemployment rate
March 9th, 2012
12:01 PM ET
10 years ago

Obama's dilemma: More jobs, same unemployment rate

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) - The economy added 227,000 jobs in February, but the unemployment rate didn't change at all.

Woe is the White House - which would love to have the lowest rate possible heading into the general election.


Filed under: Jobs • President Obama • unemployment
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  1. Rudy NYC

    Taran wondered:


    How is it possible for their to be "more" jobs, with no change in the unemployment rate? I guess I did not learn that kind of math in school, it is so confusing, I'll stick with my calculus and differential equations.
    Never heard of retirement have you? I would suggest you pick up a copy of Thomas Paine's "Common Sense", instead.

    March 9, 2012 01:48 pm at 1:48 pm |
  2. The Real Tom Paine

    Taran, you and your rightie friends have been screaming about the people who had stopped looking for work who were no longer being counted: is it possible a lot of them found work, with no change in the official unemployment rate?

    March 9, 2012 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
  3. WiredweirdinSF

    The dishonest liberal media aren't even going to mention the number of people that have given up looking. All Obozo cares about is making sure his corrupt union bosses are taken care of. The rising price of gasoline is great for him. He needs another exotic, taxpayer paid vacation.

    March 9, 2012 01:59 pm at 1:59 pm |
  4. Taran

    @Rudy,,,,so 227,000 people retired and 227,000 people found jobs = no change in unemployment? Riiiiiiggggghhhhhttttttt.
    Keep on drinking the koolaide, umkay pumpkin???

    March 9, 2012 02:01 pm at 2:01 pm |
  5. Talkytalk

    Simple mathematics people, unemployment didn't change because previously it was said that our government had counted Temporary jobs as part of full time/permanent jobs which now those people are back hunting for a job. Previous numbers were wrong, this time the unemployment rate is realistic.

    March 9, 2012 02:04 pm at 2:04 pm |
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