The Bureau Of Labor Statistics released a revised job numbers report Thursday that reveals there were 386,000 more jobs created since 2011 than had been previously counted. This is important because it means more jobs have been created than lost in Obama’s first term.
From April 2011 through March 2012, BLS had originally under-counted private sector job growth by 453,000. They over-counted new government jobs by 67,000. The difference is 386,000 new net jobs.
This is great news for Obama because it puts him in a positive net growth territory since his first day in office when the economy was tanking.
Romney and the Republicans have been relentlessly attacking Obama on this issue by repeating the message to voters that there has been a net jobs loss since Obama took office in 2009.
It’s no secret that Romney is not a popular candidate, even among Republican voters. While campaigning in Ohio recently, Romney attempted to get a crowd to chant his name and found himself met with an embarrassing silence. MoveOn.org reports that Ryan will be campaigning with Romney more often in order to keep the crowds excited.
The focus now turns to the down-ticket candidates for the House and the Senate. If the GOP can gain a new majority in the Senate or keep the House, they will continue to obstruct progress for jobs and the economy. Despite a congress that has been unwilling to compromise for the greater good of the country, Obama has managed to, without their help, move America in a positive direction.
Kimberley A. Johnson is the author of The Virgin Diaries and The Spokeswoman for Rock The Slut Vote, an organization standing up and fighting the war on women. Find her on Facebook, Twitter and “like” the Rock The Slut Vote Facebook page