Good thing Obama nixed the jobs council! Unemployment rises to 7.9%

Good thing President Obama put his jobs council out of work yesterday!

The latest jobs report indicates that the president’s jobs council will have company down at the unemployment office. We suppose this is … unexpected.

As always, the invaluable Jim Pethokoukis reviews the numbers.

Can anyone spare some hope … or change?

Obama still isn’t working. And you know what that means? Spin, lapdogs, spin!

Breitbart’s John Nolte translates Ezra Klein’s analysis.

Forward!

Update:

Surprise! The White House says this is evidence of a healing economy!

  • Bob Smooper

    The unemployment rate would be 7% with a GOP President.. BUT..

    And here is the BUT.

    We libs would rather be FAIR and at 7.8% than UNFAIR and at 7%.

    I am proud of Obama and his place in history will be based not on the money but on fairness and sociological factors such as repeal of DADT and Obamacare.

    • Beau Nuerr

      LOL-shared misery and race to the bottom. Lovely progressive tenants.

    • http://twitter.com/jimni27 Jimni27

      DADT. And Obamacare. Really? That’s what you are proud of? As someone who leans left on social issues, that’s a ridiculous, piss poor showing for four years.

    • carla5731

      The pursuit of happiness works best when you have the financial means for the pursuit. Obama is making the economic situation for many people, and not wealthy people either, grossly unfair; it’s just something you can’t appreciate.

    • Kim_S

      You’re not going to hear too many people tout the advantages of Ocare come 2014. But I’m glad you have a president you can be proud of.

    • TocksNedlog

      Oh, so THAT explains why he’s always looking at himself in the mirror! It’s so he can ask it “Who’s the FAIREST of them all?”

      And make no mistake — no argument here — he IS the fairest president evah. Why, the man has built a virtual Rainbow Coalition of people without jobs!

    • Lienathan

      You realize your ‘fairness’ hasn’t hurt the rich one bit, but that Obamacare is poised to crush the middle class and is already costing bottom of the ladder workers to lose their jobs.
      It doesn’t matter that you made things worse. You meant well and tried hard. Well good on ya, slick.

    • NachoCheese (D)

      Please define what you mean by “fair”.

      BTW, the chronically unemployed, you know, that pesky U6 unemployment number that you progs never speak of, not to mention the fact about the labor force participation contrast putting actually U3 (the number you hear referenced) at 10.8%…yeah they sure wish Obamao would focus a little of his time on that evil “money” you are so glad he ignores.

    • lainer51

      you forgot the rapes and muggings of your buddies of “Occupy” and the frivolous spending of my tax dollars on lavish vacations and parties by our King.

    • sb36695

      Soon you will find out that health insurance is not health care. Put down the kool-aid and check out dailyjobcuts.com & usdebtclock.org.

    • sb36695

      Soon you will find out that health insurance is not health care. Put down the kool-aid and check out dailyjobcuts.com & usdebtclock.org.

    • Catchance

      Ah, so “it’s the thought that counts”.
      That’s what my mom used to say when we got a truly ugly and/or unusable birthday present from someone.
      So Obama’s present to everyone is: no jobs (except ones in the government) no money, higher taxes, and poor healthcare. Well, it’s the thought that counts.

    • Catchance

      Ah, so “it’s the thought that counts”.
      That’s what my mom used to say when we got a truly ugly and/or unusable birthday present from someone.
      So Obama’s present to everyone is: no jobs (except ones in the government) no money, higher taxes, and poor healthcare. Well, it’s the thought that counts.

    • Lexikin

      You sir, are a moron!

    • Joe W.

      DADT????? You are a blithering idiot.

    • therantinggeek

      Define “fair” and “unfair”.

    • lainer51

      No, you are the BUTT~

  • http://apostrophejones.com/ Gloves Donahue, Jr.

    Obama is a capable leader like Barney Fife was a fearless lawman.

    • Matthew Morris

      Barney Fife would like an apology for that comparison.

      • http://apostrophejones.com/ Gloves Donahue, Jr.

        You’re right.

        Sorry, Barn.

        I hereby nip any comparison to Obama in the bud.

      • TocksNedlog

        Only has one bullet, and not allowed to load it.

        But he always goes off half-cocked anyway?

        Sounds about right.

        • lainer51

          One bullet? Hmmmm…. have you been talking to Diane Frankenstein?

    • lainer51

      You owe Barney an apology!!!!!!!!!!!

  • journogal

    Forward!

  • http://twitter.com/jimni27 Jimni27

    I can feel it, it’s POISED! Said only Jay Carney, ever.

  • TocksNedlog

    Ezra Klown strikes again.

  • Herman LaClair

    i actually just heard a pundit say, “look at what he inherited”.

  • Jim_MAY

    Obama says; “Mirror, mirror on the wall, who can I blame for the rise in unemployment this time”? Mirror says; “It is you where we will put the blame, your faults are starting to glare back at you, for you are the biggest fool of all”.

    • lainer51

      or if that doesn’t work –
      George Bush 10 years ago did it!!!

  • Lord Foggybottom

    I certainly hope all of the people who left the job market were men or Obama will have hell to pay. Ahahahahahaha! #waronwomen

  • sb36695

    WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE?! I’m just excited about recovery summer! lol

  • sb36695

    WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE?! I’m just excited about recovery summer! lol

  • precursor

    FORWARD!!! Exclaims Obama……LET’S MARK TO HIGHER UNEMPLOYMENT AND TOUT IT AS GOOD NEWS.

  • precursor

    FORWARD!!! Exclaims Obama……LET’S MARK TO HIGHER UNEMPLOYMENT AND TOUT IT AS GOOD NEWS.

  • $35038462

    I don’t know what you’re all groaning about, the Jobs Council worked! Obama has his job for another four years, no?

    • Tom Bannigan

      “what difference does it make?” – Hillary

  • $35038462

    I don’t know what you’re all groaning about, the Jobs Council worked! Obama has his job for another four years, no?

  • Teritd

    What is FAIR? Everyone on welfare, food stamps, and gov’t ruled healthcare while the powerful stay powerful. Remember the movie “the hunger games.” That sure brought the future into reality.

  • Teritd

    What is FAIR? Everyone on welfare, food stamps, and gov’t ruled healthcare while the powerful stay powerful. Remember the movie “the hunger games.” That sure brought the future into reality.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Marcy-Cook/1001619613 Marcy Cook

    The numbers went up because the jobs council just filed for unemployment benefits.

  • $29561723

    They didn’t build this recovery!

  • Guest

    Odd that Obama would jettison the Jobs Council,
    they would have been an ideal candidate for blame;
    as the American economy continue to tank.

  • Frank Smiles

    The Obama crew will still be trying to blame others for their failures four years from now. Wait and see.

  • BeeKaaay

    Don’t worry, the jobs council cronies got real jobs somewhere in the Obama administration playing Solitaire or no-show jobs.