Visualizing The Political Importance And Truthiness Of The Payroll Report

Tyler Durden's picture

With the current lackluster economic trends and job outlook, unemployment and salary figures are tossed around left and right; figures can make or break a politician's career. The Non-Farm Payroll report supplies these numbers, and its monthly findings impact global economic performance expectations - but its reporting (as we have been vociferous about) on unemployment rates and job outlook are skewed to paint a falsely healthy picture of the economy. The followng info-graphic sheds more light how the 'official' unemployment figures are much lower than they really are.


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Caviar Emptor's picture

Become a butler. And learn Chinese

Silver Bug's picture

Trades are the only jobs in strong demand where I live.

Ahmeexnal's picture

The US today is ruled by an oligarchy of private interests. The US government is not very independent of the powerful interest groups that fund political campaigns. The US ceased being a democracy during the Clinton administration.

Paul Craig Roberts

Caviar Emptor's picture

Personally, I'm looking forward to hearing about the debaucherous lives of the idle super-rich. 

blunderdog's picture

I wonder how much they'd make if all 10,000 of 'em on Earth just got together and started their own 100% 24x7 reality-teevee channel.

Er...wait, did they?

Problem Is's picture

The US ceased being a Republic...

when JFK took bullets to the head and the CIA=Wall Street  took over for good...

Watauga's picture

JFK was assassinated because he and his low-life brother RFK reneged on the deal they and daddy had made with the mob way back.  The election of 1960 was a stolen by the mob for Kennedy when he and his entourage (daddy and RFK in particular) agreed to be hands off organized crime.  Instead, RFK saw political hay to be made by going after the mob, and wouldn't you know it, the mob made both brothers pay for it.  Now, were the mob boys just stooges for the CIA?  Were the Cubans also involved as revenge for JFK's gutless sell-out at thet Bay of Pigs?  Were the Soviets involved as payback for the Missile Crisis (wholly created by Kennedy through incompetence)?

The US ceased being a republic in 1861, and the writing was on the wall decades before that. 

TruthInSunshine's picture

Thank God for the seasonal adjustments by the Bullshit & Lies Statisticians, or we'd be in an unholy Depression!

And thank God for the near-50 million who can swipe their 100% deficit-funded, JP Morgan 'administered' (for billions in annual "fees") EBT cards, or we might even see long soup lines!


Caviar Emptor's picture

Soup lines would create good jobs for many soup-dishers. 

TruthInSunshine's picture

Broken soup bowls fallacy, homefry.


*But it works for Paul "I have really, really low standards" Krugman, Ph.D

Real Estate Geek's picture

Cristina's trying to distract the natives from how badly she's screwed up the economy.  She's been getting uppity with the Brits lately, too. 

TruthInSunshine's picture

LMFAO!!! Great work, Daily Bail!


MUST SEE - Gold Stupidity From TV Reporter "Since gold is not backed by anything, compared to the U.S. dollar which is backed by the Federal Reserve..."
Atomizer's picture



Corporate Net Cash Flow (CNCF) 

Uncle Ben, milk my teats, we’re going dry over here


Yo Yays gots ta lubricate muh motha fuckin nips an' anal cavity ta drum up das voter’s what 'chew trippin foo'

ebworthen's picture

Oooh, some nice charts under "milk my teats..." 


Caviar Emptor's picture

Lego Chief Executive Jørgen Vig Knudstorp signaled deep concern about the U.S. toy market on Friday even after the iconic Danish toy maker reported a solid first-half performance.

Mr. Knudstorp, a 10-year veteran of the toy industry, said clouds have already formed over the U.S. toy market: “These six months have been the most negative toy market that I have seen in the U.S…so that worries us.”

Ahmeexnal's picture

Yeah, well the past six months have also been the worst negative market for abacii and mechanical typwriters.  Mr. Knudstorp ought to take a step into the 21st century sometime. 

blunderdog's picture

Fuck 'em.  Kids are stupid, they'll play with pebbles and string. 

The children are the future.

I am Jobe's picture

Blame the inbred fucks in the USSA. Nuf said

toady's picture

You're young and you got your health, what would you want with a job?

Tsar Pointless's picture

Well, let's see now. If I do the math correctly, I come up with...oh...35 of 36 weeks this year I've been on unemployment. One week I actually had a short - and I mean SHORT - term temporary assignment. Then my father died. And my mother almost did as well, in the same week.

Yeah, it's been a kick-ass year for me.

Funemployment, it has not been. I can guarantee you that much.

OldPhart's picture

"The followng info-graphic sheds more light how the 'official' unemployment figures are much lower than they really are."

Not to be a fact checker asshat, but  you DO mean higher, right?

I am Jobe's picture

women should learn to bend over in the USSA- Learn Chinese and be a whore to a Chinese Banker or Businessman.

Heroic Couplet's picture

Panic! We need more tax cuts for the wealthy! Drop everything!! We need more tax cuts for the wealthy! Hurry, Congress, Hurry Mitt, Hurry, Hurry, Hurry, Karl, Hurry Rush. We need more tax cuts for the wealthy! /end Republican bullshit

Watauga's picture

You are a sad, sad fool. 

dsg2003gt's picture

...We do. Why should anyone be paying to fund this nation's handouts and wars?


midtowng's picture

One big mistake in the above chart: food stamps don't keep people from returning to work. People getting food stamps ARE working already. They just aren't making much money.

GoodMorningMr.VanRumpoy...'s picture

If this country is going the way of Greece it might be helpful to start factoring in the number of people that have committed suicide in the past month and are no longer seeking employment... because they are dead.

GeezerGeek's picture

Who cares if the dead no longer seek employment? The important thing is that they can still vote:

"No interment without representation!" After all, the dead pay taxes too, at least the rich ones.

Lord Koos's picture

God I hate this bullshit -- " on food stamps keeps the unemployed from returning to work".  What the fuck, it's the fault of food stamps that there aren't enough jobs to go around?  I suppose if people were starving then jobs would magically appear?

rambo1028's picture

No.... see above link posted by goodmorningmr.v re: suicides for the answer you seek...

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