BLS Report:73% of Civilian Jobs Created in the Past 5 Months Were Government Jobs

By: Rachel Pulaski

While MSM continues to boast about the recent decline in unemployment, they have left out a critical piece of information.  According to new data published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 73% of civilian jobs created in the past 5 months were government jobs.

CNS News reported

In June, a total of 142,415,000 people were employed in the U.S, according to the BLS, including 19,938,000 who were employed by federal, state and local governments.

By November, according to data BLS released today, the total number of people employed had climbed to 143,262,000, an overall increase of 847,000 in the six months since June.

In the same five-month period since June, the number of people employed by government increased by 621,000 to 20,559,000. These 621,000 new government jobs created in the last five months equal 73.3 percent of the 847,000 new jobs created overall.

While private sector companies continue to announce layoffs, government steadily increases its workforce. has more:

Companies announce layoffs after election:

Energizer(1500 employees)    Westinghouse (50)    Research in Motion Limited (200)    Lightyear Network Solutions (around a dozen)    Providence Journal (23)    Hawker Beechcraft (240)    Boeing (30% of their management staff)    CVPH Medical Center (17)    US Cellular (980)    Momentive Performance Materials (150)    Rocketdyne (100)    Brake Parts (75)    Vestas Wind Systems (3,000) (they were also a recipient of $50 million from the Stimulus)    Husqvarna (600)    Center for Hospice New York (up to 40)    Bristol-Meyers (480)    OCE North America (135)    West Ridge Mine (closing up to 204 mines)    United Blood Services Gulf(up to 10% of workforce)

Also mentioned is Darden Restaurants, which is going to limit workers to 28 hours a week to avoid ObamaCare requirements regarding full time workers.

The story also lists a large number of companies that announced that they are closing. And then we go to Daily Job Cuts and find more (partial list)

Update: Exide Technologies in Laureldale – 150     Southeastern Container – 15     Plexus Corp – Contract Loss Could = Layoffs     Yakima Regional Medical Center Washington – 10+     Crouse Hospital Syracuse NY – 70 Jobs     Eagle-Tribune in North Andover – 21     Ameridose LLC – up to 650 Layoffs     EMD Millipore St. Charles – Some Layoffs     Groupon – 80     Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne – 100     Slidell La. – Warns of Possible Layoffs

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  • listingstarboard

    And of those hired by the government, how many are minorities and Democrats?

  • Navy seal

    72.9% I’m sure!!!

  • Tabby

    *Shock* …… Not! Too bad we can’t get the MSM to cover this bit of truth. No doubt the left thinks they have something to brag about right now.

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  • squeaky

    the only industry growing is the poverty industry. you have to poke around to get the rest of the story.
    [Blacks are 30 percent more likely than nonblacks to work in the public sector, according to the University of California, Berkeley’s Center for Labor Research and Education. And roughly 21 percent of black workers are public employees, compared with 16.3 percent of nonblacks.]

  • squeaky

    governmernt jobs with government officials rewarding those who worked for them.

  • squeaky

    [To make matters worse, Clinton Giles, the black principal of CHS who made the requirement, allegedly ridiculed a child for his refusal to stand during the BNA..] this has since been retracted

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  • Judester

    Bet you can’t read it from A-Z without laughing, I’m still trying.

  • Left atheists

    #1-ALL of them.

  • SoLongSong

    The main point – in my opinion – is that No One Will Care and this trend will continue, because of the MAINSTREAM MEDIA.

    They are being allowed to shape perception. Not among those that really listen, but amongst the low informationers, and they in turn shape the direction of our country.

    We need to get at that root, the MSM, if we’re going to kill this here kudzu that we have growing and taking over. I for one don’t know how to do that.

  • Bigkahuna

    Would love to see the Koch brothers buy NBC and fire all of them and challenge fox just to see all those liberal heads explode.

    Gov continues to grow and suck up more of the private sector money . Feel like you are circling the toilet bowl yet.?

  • bigL

    “We are one step closer to fundamentally changing this country”_Obama and his legion of dopes.
    Who is going to pay your salary, you dopes? Boy, are you morons.

  • jfap

    Isn’t this a good thing? More people with a paycheck spending that money into the economy. Why do you hate everything good about big government? /sarc

  • cavt

    All part of the plan–

  • mcashc

    Part of the plan no sh#t! Why is no one talking about elaction fraud? Why is voter ID even an issue? No one talks about it. Everyone is afraid of the chicago mob threats. Roberts was threatened, the generals were threatened, I think Romney was threatened. Evil has taken over.

  • Patty

    Backlash: Economists, Analysts Say New Government Unemployment Report Is Fraudulent

    As much as his fans scream and yell when he walks on water or levitates, most people have a pretty good idea that magician/illusionist Criss Angel is somehow tricking them and not actually defying the laws of physics.

    In much the same way, when this morning’s surprisingly strong jobs data came out, professional investors and economists alike knew immediately that something was up. In a month when one of the nation’s most disruptive storms in recent history occurred, for the Bureau of Labor Statistics to report that Hurricane Sandy did not have an impact and the unemployment rate fell to a four-year low of 7.7% and 146,000 new jobs were created, that defies the laws of reason.

    “It’s a little hard to believe quite honestly,” says Dan North, chief economist at Euler Hermes, in the attached video. “If there’s any report that deserved caveats and conditions it’s this one.”

    And he’s not alone. Peter Kenny from Knight Capital calls the report a ”head scratcher” in a note to clients today, saying he never looks a gift horse in the mouth, but just can’t get comfortable with the numbers. And Andrew Wilkinson, chief economic strategist at Miller, Tabak & Co., who correctly called for a much stronger than expected number yesterday, is already expecting the 20,000 reduction in construction jobs to be short-lived, reminding clients that “we know what follows any disaster.”

    Keep reading…

  • sablegsd

    “And of those hired by the government, how many are minorities and Democrats?”


  • JT

    Beavus & Butthead School of Economics. This was where Timmuh “TurboTax” Geithner learned all he knows.

  • captainfish

    CitiGroup laying off 11,000 from local banks in order to focus on growing markets in Pakistan and .. turkey I think.

    Thanks. Sour the housing market. Explode and poison the home loan industry. Reduce the home loan banking ability. Drive banks overseas. Thanks.

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