Skip to comments.GALLUP: U.S. Job Creation Best in Five Years
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.
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I’ll believe it when I see it, not untill then.
The IRS is hiring, or is that also manning up at “fight-the-smears” and “attackwatch”?
I’m thrilled that my chocolate ration has increased from 30 grams to 20 grams.
” 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.
Hiring more 29-hour-a-week employees?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Really? ADP employment less than expected.
How much of this “job creation” is simply employers replacing full-time workers with more part-time workers because of Obamacare?
What’s ‘Best’ about the government octopus growing more arms while the private sector withers away to nothing?
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!
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!
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.
|Size of Labor Force||155,000,000|
|Net Job gain/(loss)||-4,340,000|
...,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.
....see Gobmint publication:
Nutritional recipes requiring low thermal input and based on cardboard.
Yet... if you look at Gallup’s daily poll numbers, their unemployment rate sits at 8%. Riddle me that one, Batman...
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?
April 2008 was five months into a recession. May 2013 was four years into a recovery. This is LOL funny.
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.
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".
I saw we lost FT jobs in April so I was wondering if it was the same.
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.
BLS should report that later this week.
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