Posted by: boomerangcomesback | February 6, 2013

“Shocking numbers show media lying to you about unemployment”

Shocking numbers show media lying to you about unemployment
Sun Feb 3, 2013 1:15AM
Michael Snyder, The Economic Collapse

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Statistical Corruption Abounds

Statistical Corruption Abounds

Did you know that the percentage of the U.S. labor force that is employed has continually been falling since 2006 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics?

Did you know that the increase in the number of Americans “not in the labor force” during Barack Obama’s first four years in the White House was more than three times greater than the increase in the number of Americans “not in the labor force” during the entire decade of the 1980s?

The mainstream media would have us believe that 157,000 jobs were added to the U.S. economy in January. Based on that news, the Dow broke the 14,000 barrier for the first time since October 2007.

But if you actually look at the “non-seasonally adjusted” numbers, the number of Americans with a job actually decreased by 1,446,000 between December and January. But nowhere in the mainstream media did you hear that the U.S. economy lost more than 1.4 million jobs between December and January.

It is amazing the things that you can find out when you actually take the time to look at the hard numbers instead of just listening to the media spin. Back in 2007, more than 146 million Americans were employed. Today, only 141.6 million Americans are employed even though our population has grown steadily since then.

When the government and the media tell you that we are in a “recovery” and that unemployment is lower than it was a couple of years ago, I encourage you to dig deeper. The truth is that even the government’s own numbers tell us that the percentage of the U.S. labor force that is employed continues to fall and that the U.S. economy is heading into a recession.

The Obama administration and the media have been lying to you about unemployment and about the true condition of our economy. After you see the numbers that I have compiled in this article, I think that you will agree with me.

First of all, let’s take a look at the percentage of the civilian labor force that has been employed over the past several years. These numbers come directly from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. As you can see, this is a number that has been steadily falling since 2006…

2006: 63.1
2007: 63.0
2008: 62.2
2009: 59.3
2010: 58.5
2011: 58.4

In January, only 57.9 percent of the civilian labor force was employed.

Do the numbers above represent a positive trend or a negative trend?

Even a 2nd grader could answer that question.

So how in the world can the Obama administration and the mainstream media claim that the employment picture is getting better and that we are in a “recovery”?

But most Americans believe what they are told. It is almost as if we are in some kind of a “matrix” where reality is defined by the corporate-controlled propaganda that is relentlessly pumped into our brains.

The only way that the government has been able to show a declining unemployment rate is by dumping massive numbers of Americans into the “not in the labor force” category.

Just check out how the number of Americans “not in the labor force” has absolutely skyrocketed in recent years…

2006: 77,387,000
2007: 78,743,000
2008: 79,501,000
2009: 81,659,000
2010: 83,941,000
2011: 86,001,000

In January, there were supposedly 89,868,000 Americans that were at least 16 years of age that were not in the labor force.

That number has risen by more than 8 million since Barack Obama first entered the White House, and that is highly unusual, because the number of Americans “not in the labor force” only increased by2,518,000 during the entire decade of the 1980s.

You sure can get the numbers to look more “favorable” if you pretend that millions upon millions of American workers simply “don’t want a job” any longer. The truth is that if the labor force participation rate was at the same level it was at when Barack Obama was first elected, the official unemployment rate would be well above 10 percent.

But that wouldn’t do at all, would it? 7.9 percent sounds so much nicer.

And of course even if you do have a job that does not mean that you are doing okay.

If you can believe it, in America today 41 percent of all workers make $20,000 a year or less.

To me, that is a mind blowing statistic. It would be incredibly challenging for anyone to live on $20,000 a year, much less try to support a family.

If you live in Washington D.C. or New York City and you have a “good job” working for the establishment, you may not realize it, but there are tens of millions of American families that are really hurting out there.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, more than 146 million Americans are either “poor” or “low income” at this point, and most of those people actually do have jobs.

For much more on the “working poor” in the United States, please see my previous article entitled “35 Statistics About The Working Poor In America That Will Blow Your Mind“.

If something is not done, the middle class will continue to disappear and poverty in America will continue to explode.

In a previous article, I noted that during Obama’s first term, the number of Americans on food stamps increased by an average of about 11,000 per day. How bad do things have to get before people realize that we are living through a nightmare?

Sadly, most Americans still have faith in the system. Most Americans are still convinced that our politicians will somehow find a way to turn things around.

Most Americans will gather around their television sets this weekend and watch the Super Bowl and laugh at all the funny commercials without even thinking about how America is literally falling apart all around them.

But there is one group of Americans that is acutely aware of how bad things have really gotten. Small businesses have traditionally been the primary engine of job growth in this country, but right now small business owners all over the nation are facing a tremendous crisis.

Millions of small businesses are on the verge of extinction, and yet our politicians just continue to pile on more taxes, more rules and more regulations.

A recent Gallup poll found that 61 percent of all small business owners in America are “worried about the potential cost of healthcare”, and that an astounding 30 percent of all small business owners in America are not hiring and fear that they will go out of business within the next 12 months.

In a previous article entitled “We Are Witnessing The Death Of Small Business In America“, I detailed how small businesses in America are being systematically wiped out. Small businesses are dying all around us, and the number of new small businesses continues to decline.

According to economist Tim Kane, the following is how the decline in the number of startup jobs per one thousand Americans breaks down by presidential administration…

Bush Sr.: 11.3
Clinton: 11.2
Bush Jr.: 10.8
Obama: 7.8

Is that a good trend or a bad trend?

All of this is so simple that even the family pet should be able to figure it out, and yet most Americans seem oblivious to all of this. They just keep gobbling up the mainstream media propaganda and they just continue to go out and wildly spend money.

It is almost as if we didn’t learn any lessons from 2008.

Even while household spending in Europe has moderated, household spending in the United States continues to soar.

And guess what? The infamous “no money down mortgages” are back. If we wait long enough, perhaps “interest only mortgages” will make a comeback as well.

Unfortunately, I am afraid that time is running out. We have been living in the biggest debt bubble in the history of the world, and it is only a matter of time until it bursts.

2008 was just a “hiccup” compared to what is coming. Our politicians and the Federal Reserve were able to keep the house of cards from completely crashing down back then, but they are not going to be able to avert the economic horror show that is rapidly approaching.

I hope that you are getting prepared. Back in 2008, millions of Americans suddenly lost their jobs, and because many of them did not have any savings, many of them suddenly lost their homes. One of the most important things that you can do to prepare for the coming crisis is to build up an emergency fund. If things suddenly go bad, you don’t want to lose your house and everything that you have always worked for.

In addition, anything that you can do to become more self-sufficient and more independent of the system is a good thing, because the system is failing. The years ahead are going to be much more chaotic than what we are experiencing right now, and when the next crisis strikes you will be very thankful for the time and the energy that you put into preparing.

So what are all of you seeing in your own areas? Are businesses shutting down? Are people having a hard time finding good jobs?




  1. Crime Pays these days. {That’s a a statement of fact}. Guess WHO makes crime pay these days? Look up, look down, look all around. Remember Bank Bailouts? WHO was involved there? WHO has oversight? WHO has been held accountable? No one.

    How’s your shitty job paying you Americans? { If you have a job at all }.

  2. Shit – hitting – fan.


    Who didn’t know that? I’ve been expecting this to happen for decades. And I’m still not prepared.

    So just how stupid am I?

  3. Michael, I don’t even know how you prepare for the crash we are expecting.

    Yea, as far as the unemployment numbers, we know they’ve been lying their asses off.

  4. Yeah…Coto knows the Obvious. There’s a whole bunch out there that do not. Michael, JG, myself, and most if not all of the rest of the COTO Crew, and readers have family, friends, associates, and others who refuse to acknowledge the Obvious.

    This post gets me thinking about all of the other Obvious things that have been slappin us in the face (and folks in other countries as well, if not more at times), and how we could make a lengthy list of the “crimes against humanity” perpetrated by a shadowy cabal. Yet, the energy expended attempting to wake, to educate, to impress upon the Obvious Deniers the Truth seems futile.

    Anyways, I figured I’d hang out some dirty laundry and see if anybody noticed…

    • “We have now sunk to a depth at which the restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men.” – George Orwell

      • Sad but true.

  5. It’s the scam of the century. Great article Boomer. It’s coming and just as advertized, the MARKET Beast is manipulated to show otherwise.

    The sad news is that as you get wasted by this agenda you also fall into the grid BIG TIME and you lose all objectivity to reality and become the ward of the state.

    Sadly again we watched the welfare moms and deadbeat Dads, but now it’s survival and you cant change it even if you wanted to.


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  7. ‘Historic Winter Storm’ Moving Toward Boston, U.S. Northeast

    Read Latest Breaking News from

    Get ready Deb.

    • Cuomo’s as big a piece of shit as Bloomberg and the rest of their scum bum butt buddies. Yeah, they act like dictators, above-the-law as they clamor and attempt to legislate Constitutional Law out of the way so their psycho wet dream freak show total control cancers can be spread over the public to kill em slow or kill em fast, just kill em.

      See my rant in the comment section on the thread below following watching that video about the guy that got stabbed multiple times while the NYPD stood behind the metal door and watched. Then Bloom-freaking-turd gives credit to the bluecoats, and disses the victim and surviving “hero”. How do these creatures remain alive continuously pulling shit like this?

  8. Regarding Sandy Hook – Call me Maybe

    It appears the gun grab before the transformation is going full steam ahead. After the Stuporbowl performance they are moving the show to the Grammy’s. The little actors and crisis troupe will perform this little tune. BTW it sucks in my opinion but regarding Sandy Hoax, “CALL ME MAYBE” fits quite well.

    [The recorded version of “Over the Rainbow” is available on Amazon and iTunes, and proceeds will benefit the United Way of Western Connecticut and the Newtown Youth Academy.

    That all sounds amazing, and I’m so thrilled the kids can be a part of something like this. Buuuuuuut … ooh, I can’t help it, it just seems so WEIRD that the song they’re planning to sing during E!’s Live From the Red Carpet show is “Call Me Maybe.”

    Maybe it’s that the song — cheesy to begin with — has been covered so many times it’s almost like a terrible parody at this point. Sort of like if they were singing Rebecca Black’s “Friday.” Or “Gangnam Style.” ]

    • Ahhh proceeds to go to Joe LIEbermann’s Israeli defense..ooops I mean United Way Fund. How very nice.

      Do the sheeple think the Sandy Hooks kids are being exploited in any way I wonder? Or is it just disrespectful to ask questions about what really happened that day? .hmmmm.

  9. Interesting-

    Newtown Mother Exposing Sandy Hook Corruption at Public Hearing

  10. Susan makes perfect sense to us since we know her story and about that which she speaks. However, I think those who don’t have a clue about what she’s talking about will think she’s a loon because of her “delivery”.

    • Exactly. We’d all sound like that trying to hit the points in that limited time. I feel such an empathy and connection to her.

      • Hell yes, so do I. She did much better than I would have in the same situation.

  11. Reblogged this on USA ZORROZ PRESS ~ GOD BLESS THE WORLD.

  12. Apparently, Ms. Sobol likes COTO’s views? Good for her, and props!

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