Note: 5th in a series on President Obama’s job creation record
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President Obama announced to supporters in a campaign speech in Poland, Ohio today that job growth last month was +84,000 jobs.
That differs from the +80,000 job growth figure widely reported on literally every news media outlet in existence from TV to the Internet.
The first words of the government’s June 2012 jobs report read:
Nonfarm payroll employment continued to edge up in June (+80,000)
– June 2012 Jobs Report, Bureau of Labor Statistics, 7/6/2012
It isn’t as if President Obama could have missed hearing about it. So, why the difference?
Knowing why President Obama said +84,000 instead of +80,000 is to understand how fundamentally disconnected President Obama is from the plight of joblessness in this country. It wasn’t an innocent slip of the tongue.
Why +84,000 instead of +80,000?
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