Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.
Alexis de Tocqueville
Here's a good read for you : http://www.bls.gov/news.release/arch...t_02062009.pdf
It's the jobs report from January of '09. It says we lost 598,000 positions. Does that mean that not a single person found a job during that time period?
How the Government Measures UnemploymentBecause unemployment insurance records relate only to persons who have applied for such benefits, and since it is impractical to actually count every unemployed person each month, the Government conducts a monthly sample survey called the Current Population Survey (CPS) to measure the extent of unemployment in the country.
You don't even understand the difference between a gain and a loss which makes me at a loss of words here.
It's ****ing weird.... 500 minus 750 does not translate into 250, however the government and their love fest for Obama and progressives deceptively portrays that it does. Now, you can bet your ass that if a republican was president the media would say 250 jobs were lost instead of saying 500 jobs were "created." Furthermore the best part of their propaganda is their language - they use the word "created" as if the government created jobs or Obama himself created jobs..
It's not like some homeless guy can walk into the unemployment office and apply for unemployment and they will just give it to him.... Hell in most cases employers will deny unemployment to previous employees, that lost their job...