They are trying to turn 117,000 created jobs and 9.1 % unemployment as a "small silver lining".
The number reflects what I've been saying for months.
The "99ers" have begun reaching the end of their benefits in greater numbers. And when that happens they are no longer counted as unemployed.
The media and talking heads are trying to say it's because they have given up looking for work and are non longer counted, which is a a blatant lie, seemingly used to misdirect blame and attention. Far easier to say "these people don't want to work" than "the government is not doing enough to create an atmosphere for job growth."
The truth is they are still trying to find work. Like me, still unable to get reemployed, still trying, but no longer collecting unemployment benefits. I no longer count as unemployed.
And we're competing with college graduates who can't find work either.
Workforce participation is shrinking and is at it's lowest level since 1983.
I hope the Congresscritters come back with great stories about How We Spent Our Month Long Summer Vacation. I'll be spending mine watching Clueless Leader pivot toward jobs without trampling the flowers while dribbling the ball and trying not to drop his cake.
The cake so many others don't get to eat.