Unemployment initial claims, May 9, 2013, Labor force dropouts mean fewer layoffs?, .3 percent drop since Jan, ADP drop in private sector jobs, Media reports April job growth

Unemployment initial claims, May 9, 2013, Labor force dropouts mean fewer layoffs?, .3 percent drop since Jan, ADP drop in private sector jobs, Media reports  April job growth

“With a 63.7% labor force participation, “conditions in the labor market are considerably worse than indicated” in July’s report”…economist Joshua Shapiro, WSJ August 3, 2012

“Since the Democrats took control of both houses of congress in January 2007, the number of people who could only find part time work has gone up 215 percent”…Citizen Wells

“Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four. If that is granted, all else follows.”…George Orwell, “1984″


*** Update 9:20 AM ***

The jobs situation is even worse than presented below. New data will be presented shortly which substantiates reports from Citizen Wells on the true jobs picture.

Last week ADP reported a drop in private sector jobs for April and a revised downward number for March.

“Private sector employment increased by 119,000 jobs from March to April, according to the April ADP National Employment Report®, which is produced by ADP®, a leading provider of human capital management solutions, in collaboration with Moody’s Analytics. The report, which is derived from ADP’s actual payroll data, measures the change in total nonfarm private employment each month on a seasonally-adjusted basis. The March report, which reported job gains of 158,000, was revised downward to 131,000 jobs.”

Mark Zandi, chief economist of Moody’s Analytics, said, “Job growth appears to be slowing in response to very significant fiscal headwinds. Tax increases and government spending cuts are beginning to hit the job market. Job growth has slowed across all industries and most significantly among companies that employ between 20 and 499 workers.”

Read more:


On Friday, May 3, 2013, the BLS, US Labor Dept. reported the following.

“Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 165,000 in April, and the unemployment rate was little changed at 7.5 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.”

“The unemployment rate, at 7.5 percent, changed little in April but has 
declined by 0.4 percentage point since January. The number of unemployed
persons, at 11.7 million, was also little changed over the month; however,
unemployment has decreased by 673,000 since January.”
“The civilian labor force participation rate was 63.3 percent in April,
unchanged over the month but down from 63.6 percent in January.”


The Labor Force dropped by .3 percent since January.

On Friday, Market Watch, owned by the WSJ, reported.

“The U.S. created a net 165,000 jobs in April, the Labor Department said Friday. The increase surpassed the 135,000 forecast of economists polled by MarketWatch.

What’s more, the economy created an additional 114,000 jobs in March and February than previously reported. The number of new jobs created in March was revised up to 138,000 from 88,000, the Labor Department said, while February’s figure was revised up to 332,000 from 268,000.

The number of jobs created in February was the highest since November 2005 for any month that did not include temporary Census bureau hiring.

The acceleration in hiring nudged the unemployment rate down to 7.5% from 7.6% in March. That’s the lowest level since December 2008, the month before President Obama took office.”


On May 6, 2013 the WSJ reported.

“The unemployment rate dropped for all the right reasons in April, but a broader rate that includes underemployed and discouraged workers rose, underlining concerns about the types of jobs being created.”

“But there was an area of concern in the report as a broader rate, known as the “U-6″ for its data classification by the Labor Department, increased to 13.9% from 13.8% a month earlier. That includes everyone in the official rate plus “marginally attached workers” — those who are neither working nor looking for work, but say they want a job and have looked for work recently; and people who are employed part-time for economic reasons, meaning they want full-time work but took a part-time schedule instead because that’s all they could find.

In April, the rate ticked up as the number of workers who are part-time but want full-time work increased. That came even as the numbers of hours worked also dropped this month for all workers. This raises the question about the kinds of jobs being created, and whether they can support a faster recovery.”

From the BLS May 9, 2013.

In the week ending May 4, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 323,000, a decrease of 4,000 from the previous week’s revised figure of 327,000. The 4-week moving average was 336,750, a decrease of 6,250 from the previous week’s revised average of 343,000.


Factory orders were down last week and 1 in 5 Americans are on food stamps.


47 responses to “Unemployment initial claims, May 9, 2013, Labor force dropouts mean fewer layoffs?, .3 percent drop since Jan, ADP drop in private sector jobs, Media reports April job growth

  1. citizenwells

    Good morning Zach, et al.

  2. cabbyaz…….thank you

    Your “take my house” was a good one…..that is exactly what has happened to our ME soceity today….I really enjoyed it !!!

  3. http://www.americanthinker.com/2013/05/homage_to_a_down_low_brother.html

    …For those prone to the conspiratorial, it has been reported by many insiders in the Gay Community that Obama belongs to a “hush-hush” group known as the “Down Low Club” (DLC). Furthermore, there are allegations that he and “The Godfather” Rahm Emanuel were card-carrying members of “Man’s Country:” a Chicago club catering to discreet and discerning “High End Gays.” Even more salacious is the allegation that a room exists on the club’s premises known as “the Presidential Suite” and that the personal predilection of Obama was allegedly to have been serviced by older Caucasian men. Is it true? Who knows? Since with History’s Most Transparent President, you can’t even find out what grades he earned at Columbia in Comparative Marxist Studies. In all truthfulness, the whole sordid idea of the Commander-in-Chief leaving himself vulnerable to such blackmail makes me apprehensively nauseous. In retrospect, it makes one long for the Halcyon Days of JFK and his now universally acknowledged trysts with a certain platinum bombshell. …

  4. Is there any sovereignty left in the minds of the elected for our country these days? Just takers and users while those many wait and wait for legal acceptance. They should just become illegal as well and come in the open back doors.

    New York City Considers Giving Non-Citizens The Right To Vote…


  5. This guy, Charles Ramsey is a true hero in my book. He might be a little rough around the edges, but he has a heart of gold. God bless him.


  6. oldsailor80

    If Hillary was the ORDER GIVER for the military to stand down, the order was an ILLEGAL ORDER. She does NOT HAVE THE AUTHORITY to issue ANY ORDERS to the military. If this is found to be the truth she should be prosecuted for TREASON.

  7. oldsailor80

    ……in addition the top level joint chiefs who DID NOT QUESTION the order also need to be prosecuted for their part in the treason.

  8. And does anyone think this stuff isn’t happening everywhere? Just legalized back alley abortions:

    Florida Abortion Clinic Stuffs Baby Born Alive In A Biohazard Bag, Left To Die On Roof…

    Sycloria Williams was recovering from a botched abortion at her Pompano, Fla., home on July 21, 2006, when two homicide detectives knocked on her door. They asked if she knew why they were there. “Yes,” Williams said immediately. “Because the baby was born alive.”

    It took investigators one week and three separate searches to find the corpse of Williams’s infant, which was hidden away in the abortion clinic in Hialeah, Fla. It was a tiny black girl, only 25.5 centimeters from head to toe, born prematurely on July 20. Her body was badly decomposed, discolored and infested with maggots, but the autopsy report and an expert physician’s review both suggested she had drawn breath on her own before she died.

    The body had been hidden, according to a tip received by the police, on the roof or perhaps in the dropped ceiling of the abortion clinic, then later in a biohazard bag within a medical-waste box in the malodorous recovery room. Florida’s Department of Health later alleged that Williams’s doctor had “falsified [her] medical records in an apparent effort to conceal his errors and the true events of July 20, 2006.”

    Keep reading…


    When will they begin examining all aborted babies to at least discover how many are actually born alive….no matter at what stage of development?? These places aren’t even equipped to help born alive infants….so often without ambulances and far from hospitals and no one even willing to call 911 for mothers or babies.

  9. oldsailor80

    I have been praying that the BASTARD whose name is Gosnell receives the DEATH SENTENCE, I would think that legally he has EARNED IT. Those who knowingly assisted him should also receive very long vacations in FEDERAL PRISONS, as well.

  10. oldsailor80

    ………ANYONE who takes their SICK,TWISTED LOGIC to a PRACTICE deserves the MAXIMUM that the law allows. In the case of DELIBERATELY severing the spinal cord of an infant who is KNOWN to BE ALIVE, the perpetrator should receive the DEATH PENALTY.

  11. Observer @ 10:41

    From the link you posted…………

    “Furthermore, some of the clinics’ doctors have records best described as routine medical violence against women. Yet despite their fraught past, the three clinics remain fully operational today. And they are a critical but often-neglected part of the picture of abortion in America.”


    Now who’s waging a war on women?

  12. far far far left lib nut job

    spring time for hitlery and obama
    saotao-beniol exposed as fake and gay !
    march them out on a faster pace
    throw out this scammer on his face !
    springtime for hitlery and obama
    during Waterate Nixon lied and no one died
    the bag lady and obama lied
    about a video and four of own died
    Spring time for hitlery and obama
    Romney called them out
    and the media called him a fool
    now it’s time for their due
    Spring time for hitlery and obama
    (to the mel brooks producer’s tune


  14. Mr. Bill(ms. helga)

    far far far left lib nut job | May 9, 2013 at 11:42 am |

    For those who never saw the scene from “The Producers” of 1968

  15. RMinNC @ 12;11……………pretty creeeeeeeeeeeepy. Thanks.

  16. This needs to be sent around because you know the msm will never cover it. These heros were deliberately sent into harm’s way by our govt. Why? I think we can all guess why. Sinister, corrupt bastar*s in charge now. We need to keep the pressure on them or we stand no chance of ever being free.


  17. SueQ, not so sure Mr. Ramsey is a hero. He has not paid child support for his daughter in years. He just might have given up the reward because it would be taken from him anyway to pay back all he owes. However, I think he did the right thing in helping Amanda Barry escape from the hell hole she was trapped in. For that act, much can be forgiven.

  18. Still sticking with their old story of not knowing….. Unbelievable!…..Well, maybe not so much, considering.

    White House struggles to respond to new Benghazi revelations


  19. Free Speech

    Good that congress is finally investigating Benghazi, but it should have been done before the election. The demRat senate will never vote to impeach. The Grand Jury Process is the only peaceful way to remove bo from our White House.

  20. Thanks cjzak………had not heard that, but why not accect the reward then, and pay off debts? Then if any left…………. give to the victims. He did the right thing in my book, something you rarely see these days.

  21. In this case Hillary’s “what difference does it make” attitude doesn’t work because the Dims can’t wait to enlarge their base:

    Senate Panel Rejects Border-Security Amendment to Immigration Bill

    A sweeping immigration bill survived an early test Thursday as two Republican authors of the legislation sided with Democrats to vote down an amendment that would have strengthened border security provisions in the bill.

    Supporters of the legislation said the real effect of the measure would have been to indefinitely delay citizenship for the estimated 11 million people living here illegally.

    The amendment by Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa, top Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee, would have required control of the U.S.-Mexico border for six months before anyone could seek legal status.

    Grassley said the measure was designed to ensure that the border really is secured. But a lead supporter of the legislation, Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York, said the real impact would be to “delay, probably forever, any legalization” for immigrants now living in the country without authorization, who would eventually be eligible for citizenship under the bill.


  22. Observer,
    Sen. Schumer’s statement that the amendment would “delay, probably, forever, any legalization” is a dead giveaway. The gang of eight (makes me sick) know full well that the border is not going to be fully secured under the bill, otherwise, why would Schumer and his cohorts object to a reasonable, six-month waiting period to prove border security?

    I applaud Sen. Grassley for his attempt and condemn Rep. Sen. Flake and Sen. Graham for opposing it.

  23. Concerning yesterday’s hearing on Benghazi, something came out that caught my attention. The group that took the ambassador’s body to a hospital and was identified with the attack on the annex was Ansar Al-Sharia, a radical Sunni group that Saudi Arabia claims had formed an alliance with Shiite Iran, especially in Yemen. Doing some internet searching I came across this as well:


  24. More on the Iranian connection to Benghazi and North Africa from an Oct 2012 report:


  25. A very interesting blog, lubbock online, suggests Iranian-born Valerie Jarrett may have been behind ordering the troops to “stand down” in Benghazi. She had been able to stop the raid on Bin-Laden 3 times.


  26. Jarett connection would not surprise anyone. The big O was probably off golfing or sleeping during the majority of the attack. He did have a campaign speech to give in Vegas the next day remember (sarc). He is such a fake. I don’t think he makes one decision on anything except where he can freeload off the taxpayers next.

  27. Mr. Bill(ms. helga)

    This is one of the most powerful and uptodate stories we won’t hear about. It took place at the Natl. Press Club recently. It involves the loss of 30 Seals not too long ago. Thank you cjzak.

    cjzak | May 9, 2013 at 1:08 pm |
    This needs to be sent around because you know the msm will never cover it. These heros were deliberately sent into harm’s way by our govt. Why? I think we can all guess why. Sinister, corrupt bastar*s in charge now. We need to keep the pressure on them or we stand no chance of ever being free.


  28. Interested Bystander

    While the Benghazi hearings were going on yesterday, where were Clinton and Susan Rice?

    Getting awards for their public service:


    UP is DOWN

  29. An ad the GOP is running here in VA.

    Happy Mother’s Day, Mrs. McAuliffe!

  30. I’ve been saying that the question still to be answered is who/what authority gave to the military command….Gen. Ham…. to tell the LTC to stand down and not get on plane. Call Gen. Ham to testify….it would be very enlightening if he too would become a “whistle blower”. Later it sounded like the Gen. didn’t agree and thus got “retired” early.

    General In Benghazi Scandal Suddenly Retires

    Is it payback or just shame? General Carter Ham, the combatant commander of Africa Command and a key figure in the Benghazi scandal, is retiring from the Army years short of the mandatory retirement age, according to the Washington Times.

    Ham’s name came up in relation to Benghazi last week when Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta was trying to explain why no military backup was sent into the battle at the U.S. mission despite repeated requests from those under siege:

    “(The) basic principle is that you don’t deploy forces into harm’s way without knowing what’s going on; without having some real-time information about what’s taking place. And as a result of not having that kind of information, the commander who was on the ground in that area, Gen. Ham, Gen. Dempsey and I felt very strongly that we could not put forces at risk in that situation.”

    This despite having a live video feed of the events in Benghazi in the situation room, where information from other sources has placed President Obama as well.

    With Panetta trying to implicate him, Ham must have had a target on his back since the September 11 attacks. Panetta had announced on October 18 that Ham would be replaced as head of AFRICOM. On Monday, an Army spokesperson insisted the decision to retire was made by Ham and was not fallout from Benghazi.


  31. I would love to witness a closed room with “Big Sis” and Jarrett confronting each other and their individual power mongering competition coming to a peak…who will wind up getting the other in the inevitable life lock because these types ultimately eat each other:

    Bill Gives DHS Sec. ‘Virtually Unlimited Discretion to Waive Any Manner of Crimes,’ ICE Council Warns Congress

    Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) entered a letter from law enforcement officials nationwide warning of the dangers of the immigration bill S.744 into the judiciary committee record today.

    The letter To Congress from the National Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Council of the American Federation of Government Employees Affiliated with AFL-CIO warns of the discretionary power the bill gives to “political appointees” and takes away from law enforcers:

    “Congress can and must take decisive steps to limit the discretion of political appointees and empower ICE and CBP to perform their respective missions and enforce the laws enacted by Congress. Rather than limiting the power of those political appointees within DHS, S. 744 provides them with nearly unlimited discretion, which will serve only to further cripple the law enforcement missions of these agencies.”

    They warn that the Senate immigration bill gives DHS Sec. Janet Napolitano “virtually unlimited discretion to waiver” prohibitions on obtaining legal status, such as criminal activity or previous deportation:

    “This same section (Section 2101 of S. 744) gives the Secretary of Homeland Security virtually unlimited discretion to waive any manner of crimes that would otherwise make an individual ineligible for legal status––for such expansive reasons as family unity, humanitarian purposes, or what the Secretary believes is in the public interest.”

    “At least two of these standards appear undefined by S. 744 or current law, providing political appointees with broad authority to establish their own definitions of these terms and pardon criminal acts under almost any circumstance.”

    “The bill states that individuals who have previously been deported or otherwise removed from the country are ineligible to apply for legal status. However, the Secretary is given the ‘sole and unreviewable discretion’ to waive that ineligibility for large classes of qualifying aliens.”

    In seven instances, the bill grants “unreviewable” powers.


  32. RE. post at 5:51,

    This is absolute insanity!

  33. SueQ — Is there a mistake in translation? If this is true, it is absolute insanity. What was a Muslim cleric even doing at their funeral?

    What we’ve had since Obama began running for President is absolute insanity. The 2nd step in various 12-step programs to include AA (and those that have branched off from AA) says only God can restore us to sanity. We really need to turn to God. As Senator Graham said (whose views I sometimes like and sometimes dislike), “The dam is about to burst.”

  34. This story has gone “viral” on the blogs but has not yet been picked up by Drudge.

  35. The earliest information on this I’ve been able to find is from a site called “Bare Naked Islam,” which reported this back on March 5th. They say it was during the transfer of the caskets. They wondered why a Muslim imam was allowed to pray here.


  36. The website I just posted–the article has been deleted. But you can find it through google using this: Indentity of imam who cursed navy seals. That is how I found it.

  37. OT, but a thoughtful piece that needs sharing from Freedom Outpost.


  38. cjzak | May 9, 2013 at 1:08 pm |
    This needs to be sent around because you know the msm will never cover it. These heros were deliberately sent into harm’s way by our govt. Why? I think we can all guess why. Sinister, corrupt bastar*s in charge now. We need to keep the pressure on them or we stand no chance of ever being free.



    FOX and Friends covered this story this morning.

  39. Jonah – The SEALS/muslim cleric story really disgusted me. I’ve shared it where I can.

  40. citizenwells

    Good morning Zach, et al.

  41. Good morning CW, Zack, et al.

    Having reviewed many other news stories and heart breaking video’s this morning, it is more so recognizable today, that America has been utterly and completely infiltrated. There are no more questions to answer. I am sadden more so than before.

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