Forward… Gallup Survey Shows 8.3% Unemployment

Gallup finds us at 8.3% unemployment which is up from 7.8% in November.

Gallup’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate — the closest comparison it has to the official numbers released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics — increased in November, suggesting that the BLS will report another increase when it releases its numbers Friday. It is possible that some of the November increase in unemployment is the result of scaled-back holiday hiring, in which case the BLS may apply a smaller adjustment factor than it has in the past.

Remember Obama’s projection for unemployment after the Stimulus package? A reminder.

As a result, the unemployment rate at the end of President Barack Obama‘s term in 2013 will be just 5.2%, according to the White House. The rate currently sits at 7.6%, and many economists expect it to climb past 9% before the recession ends. A report Thursday showing jobless claims at a 26-year high supports the more pessimistic forecasts, at least in the short run.

And about the deficit…

Now he says new taxes will solve our problems. And to think some believe him.

  • Nita Jenkins Kissick

    hmmmm. took that nice dip just before the election. Now, back to where it really was. MANIPULATION.

  • Mary Dwyer

    No shit…..even secret before election…

  • Todd Vandeberg

    And how many of us is surprized by this?

  • Robert Stevenson

    “Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery” -Winston Churchill

  • Brad Gill

    The true numbers are more like 22% to 23% but again, they manipulate the numbers to make themselves look good..

  • Kevin Shipley

    remember, please, it is closer to 20%. Prepare yourselves for a great sucking sound of jobs and dollars. God help us all.

  • Patty Ellis Pasko

    California 10.1

  • Nancy Dellolio

    Just got a mental picture of all the liberals scrambling to come up with ways to skew these numbers. Should be interesting.

  • Michael Biggs

    What happened to the 7.9% it dropped to right before the election? Lol

  • Tracy Clifton

    thats just the “current” loss of employment….that doesnt figure in the people who have been unemployed for the past 2-4 yrs….so in actuality it is closer to about 23 %

  • Cammy Hoffman Sprout

    Nope, not surprised at all.

  • Jack R Crossman

    Yep, I bet all those people that voted for Obama are now standing in the welfare line to get their free stuff

  • Doug Hesson

    I’ve been out of work since Jan 29,2009.I’m sure it’s just a coincidence.I don’t blame Bush for it,either.

  • Wendy Bordelon Hoag

    Those numbers can’t be true! It dropped right before the election, Obama was supposed to be the right one to elect. Yeah, right!

  • Corey Kennedy

    The smoke and mirrors are gone, now we’re just left with an incompetent president who loves to campaign. God help us.

  • Marshall Kephart

    Its going to get much worse!

  • Russell Chennault

    It’ll hit 10 hide an watch

  • Santah Higgins

    I will say it again!!! My opinion is that Pelosi and her pimp-daddy-Hussein the Horrible, are predators. They are walking about seeking the souls, minds, and hearts of the righteous. The non-righteous are not sought because they have already been poisoned by the venom of Pelosi and Hussein the Horrible.

  • Elizabeth Womack

    Wonder how big the bonus’s are for her non citizen employees is?

  • Leyva Raymond Tati

    Like I tried to tell everyone this fucking liberal lying commie trash and his minions, nancy , harry ,media are responsible for the decline of the west, it is a PLAN asshole liberals wake the fuck up !……..sorry

  • Leyva Raymond Tati

    Everyone get on welfare and food stamps , ebt , disability , wic , section 8 , snap let’s collapse this bitch !!!!!!!!!!!!!! You want it mother fucker collapse and. No one gets shit ha ha ha lololol

  • Tom Smith

    It also doesn’t include the ones who are still out of work, but their benefits have run out, or who have just given up on the job market. And after the new taxes kick in next year, watch it go way up!!! 8% will sound like a success…

  • Ray Smith

    8.3% is a conservative, estimate, it reflects those who are drawing unemployment benefits; it does not account for those who have run out of benefits; if one works 2 hours a month they are considered ‘employed – absurd! The real unemployment figure is close to 20%, & that’s not counting the able bodied dolts who don’t want to work but have no problem with leeching off the system drawing welfare & food stamps and any other funds they can squeeze out of us……

  • Todd Modderman

    Obama and his cast of idiots just throw out whatever nimber makes them look good. I’m waiting for the next unemployement number to be B 8.