US economy adds 195K jobs, jobless rate 7.6 pct.

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  • lost in DC West Jordan, UT
    July 6, 2013 11:28 a.m.

    welcome to the new normal, where miserable is only bad.

    Worst recovery in our history, thanks to Obamacare, dudd-frank, and BO's aggressive, uncontrolled EPA.

  • MtZerin Daytona Beach, FL
    July 6, 2013 7:04 a.m.

    In the last few months construction in our area (Florida) has increased. Less scientific but noteworthy is the number of contractors picking up items at the local big box store on their way to job sites at 7:00/8:00 AM. At noon our local subway has no seating due to construction workers. I work in construction now. So I look for trends. I have to ask "DN" Why did I find this article under politics and not the business section?

  • Spoc Ogden, UT
    July 5, 2013 9:13 p.m.

    "U.S. employers added a robust 195,000 jobs in June..."
    "The economy has added an average of 202,000 jobs a month for the past six months, up from 180,000 in the previous six."
    "Many of the new jobs were part time. The number of Americans who said they were working part-time but would prefer full-time work jumped 322,000..."

    US Census Bureau estimate of population shows a monthly growth of 206,000.

    Assuming the population is not getting any younger, since there are fewer jobs being created in an average month than the population growth, a smaller portion of the population is employed. Especially true since "many of the jobs are part time" it can be assumed that some of those new jobs are going to people already working part time and are holding multiple jobs, which means even more people have no job. And the number who are working part time but want full time work jumped 322,000 in one month.

    This is your idea of "robust" job growth?