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Thursday, July 2, 2015

How Many Jobs Has Obama Created or Lost? (Updated for June 2015)

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June 2016 update for THIS REPORT found HERE.


June 2016 numbers were released Friday, July 8. Details HERE.
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This report is outdated.  Current numbers can be found at either of the above links.
 
How many NET jobs created or lost under Obama* as of June 2015? 
How many private sector jobs have been lost or added during Obama's presidency?


How many new jobs in the last 6 years since Obama was inaugurated?  How many Americans were working or employed when Obama took office... compared to now?

Continue below.....


Since the "trough" of the recession in late 2009/early 2010 in seasonally adjusted numbers:
  • 12,193,000 MORE payroll jobs in total
  • 12,759,000 MORE private sector jobs
  • 10,726,000 MORE people working (includes self-employed and agricultural workers)
How many workers were full-time or part-time at the "trough" of the recession in late 2009/early 2010 compared to now?

  • 10,494,000 MORE people working full-time.
  • 188,000 MORE people working part-time.  
  • (Yes, despite what you may have heard, from the depth of the recession until now, we have many more additional people working full-time vs. part-time jobs. When a recession hits, companies generally cut back on full-time workers first.  When companies start hiring again, the number of full-time workers increases.)

Since Bush left office & Obama took office (January 2009) in seasonally adjusted numbers:
  • 7,865,000 MORE jobs in total
  • 8,534,000 MORE private sector jobs
  • 6,587,000 MORE people working

How many workers were full-time or part-time when Obama was inaugurated compared to now?

  • 5,235,000 MORE people working full-time
  • 1,290,000 MORE people working part-time



Have any private jobs been lost (net) over the past 64 months since February 2010?

NO!
  • 64 months of consecutive private-sector job growth.
  • The longest consecutive period of private-sector job increases since this number has been recorded. 
  • ALL jobs losses since the recession (January 2008 was the prior peak of jobs) have been made up, added back, or recovered.

Have any jobs been lost (net) over the past 57 months since September 2010?
NO!
  • 57 months of consecutive overall job growth.

Are more people unemployed now than when Obama took office in January 2009?  
NO!
  • Despite 2,827,000 MORE people in the labor force (either working or actively looking for work) now vs. January 2009, there are 3,759,000 FEWER people unemployed now than in January 2009. 



*What's the difference between "net" and "gross" jobs gained and lost?


Let's get something straight:  Jobs are lost every week and every month. People are fired, people are laid off, businesses or locations are closed and everybody is let go. 
 

Also people quit every week.  You yourself, dear reader,  may have quit a job at some point in time. 

But people are also HIRED every week and every month.  New businesses open, businesses expand, businesses replace people who have left or been fired.  Every week.  You yourself, dear reader, may have been hired for a job at some point in time. This happens in good times and bad

Yes, even in bad times, people are getting hired.  Even in good times, people are let go.  

Now:  The monthly jobs reportupon which this article is based, presents estimates based on surveys as to how many jobs are gained or lost in a given month.  Those numbers are based on the number of new jobs (people getting hired, businesses opening) MINUS the number of jobs that have been cut (people getting fired, people quitting, businesses closing or cutting back).

The monthly jobs report therefore reports NET job growth or loss.  

For 57 months in this country, we have had MORE jobs being added than we have had jobs being cut.  For 64 months in the private sector (not counting federal workers, state or local workers such as teachers, firemen, cops, or people who staff the DMV, only counting people who work for private businesses), we have had MORE jobs added than we have had jobs being cut.

To reiterate:  How many jobs have been created in the last 6 years versus how many jobs have been lost?
All numbers provided on monthly jobs reports, which is what the series on jobs created/lost under Obama is based, are NET jobs numbers.  In other words, they reflect gains after all job losses are subtracted, or they reflect job losses after all gains are added.  The numbers above reflect job gains after all job losses have been subtracted. 
For the past 64 months (as of June 2015), we have had NET gains in private jobs numbers every month.  In other words, in every month since February 2010, more private jobs have been created than have been lost.  In every month since September 2010, more jobs in total have been created than have been lost.  This is the longest consecutive period of job growth since these numbers have been recorded.

Fact check and important information on these jobs numbers...

The above jobs numbers are from the BLS jobs report of June 2015, which was released in early July 2015.  The surveys used to gather these numbers are taken as of the week which includes the 12th day of the month, in this case, June 12, 2015. 

3 comments:

  1. http://static3.businessinsider.com/image/542eec70eab8ea39105c0cbd-1200-900/cotd-lfpr-1.jpg

    Please educate us as to why 4 million fewer people are working since 2008, according to the labor participation rate. Thank you for your time.

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    1. Sorry, Kenton, I just saw your comment. I will answer you over the weekend. Thanks for dropping by!

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  2. http://static3.businessinsider.com/image/542eec70eab8ea39105c0cbd-1200-900/cotd-lfpr-1.jpg

    Please educate us as to why 4 million fewer people are working since 2008, according to the labor participation rate. Thank you for your time.

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