You see, I look at the employment numbers of December 2007 as the base upon which to work and to get back to those numbers. There were 146 million working Americans in December 2007 and a labor force of 154 million. The employment today is 149 million and labor force is 157 million. Apparently in the liberal world there was no population growth, no people turning into working age, and apparently no understanding of economic growth or in Obama's case the lack of significant growth in the private sector.
Why would anyone claim Obama created 12 million jobs when the reality is jobs lost aren't created they are recovered, most in the private sector in spite of Obama and many due to part time work created by the Obama economy. Why would anyone claim that Obama inheriting 142 million working Americans, passing a stimulus program of 842 billion for shovel ready jobs and having 139 million working 2 years later that the stimulus was a success and trumpet Obama performance?
You take numbers in put a liberal spin on them because you have such low expectations which is another difference between liberals and conservative. I apparently have much higher expectations than you which is why I didn't vote for Obama and your low expectations motivated your vote probably twice.