873,000 more Americans employed in September? Sure, if you count part-timers

The Left is breathlessly celebrating today’s jobs report that indicates that “total employment” rose 873,000 and unemployment fell to 7.8 percent.

Expected spin based on language in past White House statements:

But what’s really going on here? Some Twitterers argue that most of the 873,000 are employed doing part-time work.

Additionally, the broader U-6 measurement of unemployment remains unchanged at a whopping 14.7 percent.

That paints a much bleaker picture than the context-free numbers being bandied about.

https://twitter.com/EdwardMKE/status/254202041298194434

https://twitter.com/MattCover/statuses/254208925803614209

More of that pesky context from AEI’s Jim Pethokoukis:

Doing fine? Obama still isn’t working.

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