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GALLUP: U.S. Job Creation Best in Five Years
GALLUP ^ | 06/05/2013 | Elizabeth Mendes

Posted on 06/05/2013 8:41:57 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

Gallup's U.S. Job Creation Index increased to 22 in May, the highest score for any month since April 2008.

The Job Creation Index is now much improved from the all-time monthly low of -5 recorded in February and April 2009.

The net job creation score is based on 37% of workers telling Gallup that their employer is hiring new people and expanding the size of its workforce, and 15% saying their company is letting people go and reducing the size of its workforce. The percentage "hiring" is the highest since August 2008 and the percentage "letting people go" is the lowest since March 2008.

Workers across many regions and in various groups are giving Gallup some of the best job creation reports in five years:

* Job creation in the East (20) and West (21) improved to the best levels seen since mid-2008.

* Net job creation also improved in the South (21) in May, but is not quite as high as it was in April 2012 (23), although it is still among the highest levels for the region on record.

* While job creation in the Midwest did not improve in May, it is the highest (22) for any region, as has been the case throughout this year and during much of 2012.

* Nongovernment employees continue to report job creation at their workplaces that is among the highest since Gallup began tracking job creation daily in 2008.

* Federal government workers' job creation reports continued to improve in May, following a collapse in March after the federal budget sequestration cuts went into effect. But, net job creation for this group remains in negative territory at -7 in May.

(Excerpt) Read more at gallup.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: gallup; jobs; unemployment

1 posted on 06/05/2013 8:41:57 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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2 posted on 06/05/2013 8:42:27 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

I’ll believe it when I see it, not untill then.


3 posted on 06/05/2013 8:43:46 AM PDT by traderrob6
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To: SeekAndFind

The IRS is hiring, or is that also manning up at “fight-the-smears” and “attackwatch”?


4 posted on 06/05/2013 8:45:09 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Obama equals Osama))
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To: SeekAndFind

Yeah, riiiiiiiight.


5 posted on 06/05/2013 8:45:13 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: SeekAndFind
BS

6 posted on 06/05/2013 8:45:45 AM PDT by Sen Jack S. Fogbound
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To: SeekAndFind

Unbelievable.

I’m thrilled that my chocolate ration has increased from 30 grams to 20 grams.


7 posted on 06/05/2013 8:46:14 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: SeekAndFind
Gallup: Best Job Creation in Five Years...
8 posted on 06/05/2013 8:47:42 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: SeekAndFind

” the highest score for any month since April 2008.”

Five years after he’s gone, and they still are attempting to blame G.H.W.Bush!

That is a line straight out of a Soviet Premier, talking dog about one of the previous leaders, to make that Premier look good.


9 posted on 06/05/2013 8:49:31 AM PDT by Terry L Smith
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To: SeekAndFind

Hiring more 29-hour-a-week employees?


10 posted on 06/05/2013 8:49:51 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Unindicted Co-conspirators: The Mainstream Media)
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To: SeekAndFind
Best FEDERAL GOVERNMENT job creation in Five Years...fixed it!
11 posted on 06/05/2013 8:50:24 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: SeekAndFind
How can anyone believe anything anymore? We know pressure has been put, at least once, on Gallup.

Who knows what strong arm tactics are used to force these polling operations to "report" favorable numbers?

Judging from the IRS tactics, it appears nothing is off the table and there is no consequence for their soviet like handling of dissent.

12 posted on 06/05/2013 8:50:27 AM PDT by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: SeekAndFind

People think job creation is great. The only fly in the soup is reality. We believe it because MSNBC and the rest of Obama’s cheerleaders are still telling us, for four consecutive years since the recession officially ended, that Obama’s economic is booming and prosperity is just around the corner.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3027524/posts

The ADP jobs report is out, and it’s a miss.

US companies added only 135,000 jobs in May, which was well below the 165,000 expected by economists.

The April measure was also revised down to +113,000 from a prior reading of +119,000.

“Notably, a gain of 5,000 jobs in the construction industry during May was offset by a decline of 6,000 lost jobs in the manufacturing industry,” said ADP’s Carlos Rodriguez.


13 posted on 06/05/2013 8:51:46 AM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I always wondered why the unemployment numbers were the ones reported. It would seem to me that we should track employment instead. This could easily and fairly accurately be done based upon the number of jobs paying into the unemployment insurance funds for each state.


14 posted on 06/05/2013 8:52:39 AM PDT by taxcontrol
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To: taxcontrol

Really? ADP employment less than expected.

http://confoundedinterest.wordpress.com/2013/06/05/whoopsie-mortgage-applications-dive-11-5-as-rates-surge-and-adp-employment-misses/


15 posted on 06/05/2013 8:55:36 AM PDT by whitedog57
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To: SeekAndFind

How much of this “job creation” is simply employers replacing full-time workers with more part-time workers because of Obamacare?


16 posted on 06/05/2013 9:00:55 AM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: SeekAndFind

What’s ‘Best’ about the government octopus growing more arms while the private sector withers away to nothing?


17 posted on 06/05/2013 9:03:06 AM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: SeekAndFind

18 posted on 06/05/2013 9:03:45 AM PDT by Lucky9teen (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading.~Thomas Jeffer)
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To: SeekAndFind
Nonsense.
More liberals carrying water for Obama.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics shows the real "Labor Force Participation Rate".


Click on the chart above to see the data on the BLS webpage


Even keeping it confined to VERY SIMPLE ARITHMETIC:
Anyone can see that with a labor force of approximately 155million people, dropping the participation rate by some 3% or so, means some 4.5million fewer jobs!

19 posted on 06/05/2013 9:03:51 AM PDT by Bon mots
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

As they cut their staff to 20 hours per week to evade Obamacare, they must double the size of their workforce.

So OF COURSE THEY’RE HIRING!


20 posted on 06/05/2013 9:05:39 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: whitedog57

Exactly my point. Unemployment is at best a guess at the numbers of people who are not working.

Employment numbers are, in my opinion, a more accurate measure of the state of the economy.


22 posted on 06/05/2013 9:07:37 AM PDT by taxcontrol
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To: SeekAndFind
Size of Labor Force 155,000,000
Change (percent) *           2.8%
Net Job gain/(loss) -4,340,000

23 posted on 06/05/2013 9:12:21 AM PDT by Bon mots
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To: ClearCase_guy
I’m thrilled that my chocolate ration has increased from 30 grams to 20 grams

...,and you will be doubly pleased to learn that in the interests of hygiene (for the children)all chocolate rations will be double wrapped in regulation cardboard protected with recycled aluminum foil.....

....and in the interests of economy all chocolate packages will be weight checked after wrapping.

24 posted on 06/05/2013 9:13:22 AM PDT by spokeshave (The only people better off today than 4 years ago are the Prisoners at Guantanamo.)
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To: spokeshave
(.....hint...cardboard is nutritional)

....see Gobmint publication:

Nutritional recipes requiring low thermal input and based on cardboard.

25 posted on 06/05/2013 9:18:03 AM PDT by spokeshave (The only people better off today than 4 years ago are the Prisoners at Guantanamo.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Yet... if you look at Gallup’s daily poll numbers, their unemployment rate sits at 8%. Riddle me that one, Batman...


26 posted on 06/05/2013 9:20:32 AM PDT by ScottinVA ( Liberal is to patriotism as Kermit Gosnell is to neonatal care.)
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To: traderrob6

I was just talking to a friend and we were noticing how many young couples with small children are moving back into their parents homes in our neighborhood. They certainly are not seeing any job improvement. Has anyone here seen any job improvement?


27 posted on 06/05/2013 9:28:45 AM PDT by formosa
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To: Terry L Smith

April 2008 was five months into a recession. May 2013 was four years into a recovery. This is LOL funny.


28 posted on 06/05/2013 9:35:15 AM PDT by csmusaret (Will remove Obama-Biden bumperstickers for $10)
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To: SeekAndFind

Anyone who has given up or is now timed out from being classified as unemployed are ignored in these polls. The real unemployment rate counting all real unemployed has to be close to 15% by now. These polls are only meaningful to Low Information Voters, e.g. DemoncRATs.


29 posted on 06/05/2013 10:00:11 AM PDT by OriginalChristian (The end of America, as founded, began when the first Career Politician was elected...)
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To: Pollster1

How many of the new jobs were full-time?


30 posted on 06/05/2013 10:01:21 AM PDT by AppyPappy (Obama: What did I not know and when did I not know it?)
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To: AppyPappy
How many of the new jobs were full-time?

Based on BLS data: http://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/empsit.pdf

Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 165,000 in April, while involuntary part-time employment increased by 278,000. If I understand the definitions used, that means we lost 113,000 full-time jobs in April. I don't have the corresponding May numbers, but they should be slightly worse. This fiasco is described by Obama's cheerleaders as the "Best in Five Years".

31 posted on 06/05/2013 10:14:45 AM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: Pollster1

I saw we lost FT jobs in April so I was wondering if it was the same.


32 posted on 06/05/2013 10:19:09 AM PDT by AppyPappy (Obama: What did I not know and when did I not know it?)
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To: Pollster1

If I understand this correctly, the Sequester forced us to spend less money and companies seeing this are now starting to hire.

Will be funny to see if Obama pivots on this and now says the Sequester was his.


33 posted on 06/05/2013 10:21:19 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (The reason we own guns is to protect ourselves from those wanting to take our guns from us.)
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To: AppyPappy

BLS should report that later this week.


34 posted on 06/05/2013 10:31:18 AM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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