It's Official: The US Created Less Jobs In 2013 Than 2012

Tyler Durden's picture

The Fed spent over $1 trillion in 2013 (to push the stock market to all time highs) and all we got was... less jobs created than in 2012?

Establishment survey 2012 vs 2013 job change:

And Household survey 2012 vs 2013 job change:

Source: BLS

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LawsofPhysics's picture

Rally/taper on!

(why? because there is no market/spoon)

hedge accordingly.

Boris Alatovkrap's picture

In other news, chocolate ration is increase from 5g per day to 20g per week. Also, severe cold weather is persist, provide proof of global warming.

AlaricBalth's picture

If you use the Household Survey, it comes to $743,378 per job. Assuming an average pay of $50,000 per job and an average tax rate of 25%, it will take almost 60 years for the government/Fed to recoup their "investment".


Spitzers Black Socks's picture

You're forgetting to use the multiplier, which is surely up to 2 or 3 bucks of real growth for every dollar of phony money printed. 

Duke of Earl's picture

But...but their expectations were so high!

Boris Alatovkrap's picture

Once again, idiot celebrity economist is surprise.

Musashi Miyamoto's picture

At least I've got my twitter shares to keep me warm at night.

fooshorter's picture

QE was never meant to create jobs. It's public front was to spew rhetoric to the sheep.

QE was and is made to facilitate the greatest wealth transfer in modern history.

The sooner you come to terms that you are willingly becoming a debt slave, the sooner you can get out while you still can.

101 years and counting's picture

um, everyone here already knows that.  whats your next grand statement?  maybe you can tell everyone that it snows during the winter or that obama is not a white man?

ronaldawg's picture

Obama is noble and he keeps his promises to the American people.

smoot27's picture

Using the CNN George Zimmerman race formula he is a white African American.

smoot27's picture

Using the CNN George Zimmerman race formula he is a white African American.

MFLTucson's picture

The recovery that never was.  

SoilMyselfRotten's picture

Isn't this what the recovery is supposed to look like?

Agent P's picture

According to a recent survey taken in Greenwich, Connecticut....yes! 

overmedicatedundersexed's picture

this can't be right, can it? banks are doing fine..but at my local m%t bank, all the old tellers are gone, the new multi cultural hires don't even say hello, just glare at you.

Ying-Yang's picture

"the new multi cultural hires don't even say hello, just glare at you."

Do they speak English?

RobD's picture

Before I transferred to a credit union I was with Wells. All the tellers at the branch I used were hot and kept there blouses unbuttoned to show off the goods. Nice view but not worth the fees.

Rainman's picture

If you like your Disguised Depression you can keep your Disguised Depression.

Agent P's picture

Well, yeah.  Because, you know, the recovery is so strong you would expect the rate of job growth to slow, because, you know, everyone is working.


Because Obama!

B2u's picture

I think Obama is lying....I saw him speaking...

Hal n back's picture

He is a lawyer--whats that lawyer joke?


Joe Davola's picture

Something about backing up and running over them again.

JailBank's picture

No, no this is bullish becuase now ...... aw fuck it. Can't wait to see if anyone asks Jay Carney to see what he has to say.

I Am Not a Copper Top's picture

Top graph just a LITTLE misleading

ProtectiveFather's picture

Well...sure, the numbers show a .3% decline, but the spirit of the decline is 50%. Yeah, that must be it.

madbraz's picture

Don't forget that to push the SP500 up 1% becomes more expensive every day and the players who are manipulating it higher through the help of the NY Fed are not one cent richer than they were when this scheme started - the paper gains help sustain the leverage, but they are not real until someone sells, when obviously it all disappears and the leverage brings about even more selling.


If the NY Fed had a reverse repo where they took "cash" and lent you stocks for free (instead of treasuries), would you short stocks or buy stocks?  The answer is short.   You wouldn't need to buy stocks in the market to cover your margin account with your broker because it would appear that you "own" stocks and are "good" for it - when in fact they were loaned to you and you never owned them.


Better yet, you could be a $2 billion market money market fund and the NY Fed out of the blue would announce (like they did) that they extended your credit line with them from $1 billion to $3 billion!!!  WOW, three times as much credit exposure to ALL NY FED clients!  If that's not the most relaxed credit standard in the world, I don't know what is.   


But, but, the NY Fed takes "cash" from their clients - so it's riskless, right?  Ask them for a definition of "cash", particularly when it comes to money market funds!


That's what the NY Fed wanted in the first place when they created reverse repos and claimed it was an exercise of "liquidity draining". 

Hal n back's picture

Have to be buying equities here--no lose situation for equities--if economy good stocks wil do well, if bad we always can hyperinflate teh stock market.


now that the companies are using mark to fantasy and non gaap earnings they need a new accounting gimmick to propel earnings growth.

tallen's picture

Tyler, I want to know how Goldman's short volatility in gold miners trade is going! :)

firstdivision's picture

That damned diminishing returns thing can really screw up a plan, no?

starman's picture

It seems 50% of the large retailers and manufacturers will be and are already started cutting 20% of production costs! In English that's laying off 20% of their work force.

Save_America1st's picture

well, ya see...obama had to deal with some issues with the IRS (no problems now...swept under the rug), Benghazi (no problem now...swept under the rug), Fast and Furious (no problem now...swept under the rug), vacation, vacation, vacation (from all that sweeping he's been doing, phew!), golf, golf, golf, speech (lies), speech (lies), speech (more lies), sweep, sweep, more sweeping...

well, mean, hey, this president gig is a full time job of cleaning up messes and sweeping lies under all these rugs, man...they really tie the room together too!

How is he supposed to create jobs when he's gotta do all that other stuff.  Besides, the Fed is supposed to create the jobs, man...and like, they were pretty busy printing the money up and pressing CTRL-P all the time.  They were busy too, man...

We just need more sweepers and rug cleaners in this country...and if we just raise the minimum wage to 25 Bernero's an hour and supply the Free Shit Army with all the GMO food, obama phones, EBT cards, free rent, free gas, and free vaccination shots, well then the few people left working will still be 100% employed, man.


t0mmyBerg's picture

<rant>For a fine site like ZeroHedge the least you could fucking do is get the English Language shit right.  Less jobs?  Really?   Here, let me edit it for you

It's Official: The US Created Fewer Jobs In 2013 Than 2012

There we go.  It is a plural kind of thing so you need to use the word fewer.  The word less is used in a context where the thing being modified by the adjective is an indistinguishable mass, like say the gasoline that will soon likely be used in Molotov cocktails against the government (fewer for molotov cocktails but less for gasoline) or piss.  So, for instance, "Obama Slings Less Piss on the Constitution" might be a valid headline.  The idea is that piss is not something where you can identify individual members of the set.  Its all a mixed up jumble, so you use the word less.  But with jobs, you could theoretically count each individual job and write its characteristics on individual pieces of paper, so you use the word fewer in that context, not the word less.  rant off</rant>

LetThemEatCake's picture

Zerohedge is a fine site, but the incorrect usage of "less" and "fewer" hurts my ears, too (and I am not even a native speaker, but no one ever fucks up "little" and "few" in the same way). Now, if you would like to join me on my crusade against incorrect usage of adverbials, I shall name you a fine fellow, sir.

nightshiftsucks's picture

Wow, nitpicking over words.Maybe he was distracted or didn't sleep well. You are obviously so smart that you're FUCKING STUPID,why read anything dickhead you already know it all. You are the perfect assholes.

Seasmoke's picture

Job well done Bernanke. Thank you for your service.

Rising Sun's picture

good job Barry you fucking reprobate

all-priced-in's picture

If I hear some ass-hat economist say "counter-factual" one more time I am going to scream.



Mrgab4444's picture

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Illegal immigration is also about Obamacare.

mick_richfield's picture


Not 'less'.  'Fewer'.