The New York Times breathlessly reports the new 9.9% unemployment number as wonderful news, proclaiming that the "Economy Gains Impetus as U.S. Employers Add 290,000 Jobs!"
The world's dumbest blogger, in lockstep with the Times, joins the chorus, stating that "today’s numbers are actually good in the sense of 'consistent with the unemployment rate falling.'"
The Glute-master parrots the Times' spin with "today's jobs report [is] excellent."
Back in the little land we like to call reality, the numbers remain grim, while the Democrat-led malaise in California, Illinois, Michigan and New York is literally devastating entire communities. Tyler Durden's headline reads, "Fake +290K Payrolls "Added", Real Number Is 36K After Census And Birth-Death, Unemployment Goes Back To 9.9%, Underemployment At 17.1%"
Of the 290,000 jobs "added", census workers totaled 66,000 while the "Birth-Death Model" (the mathematical method by which the Bureau of Labor Statistics calculates eligible workers) added 188,000 "jobs".
Unemployment is at 9.9% and the underemployment rate is 17.1%. Feeling stimulated yet?