With word from the Federal Reserve Bank in Atlanta last month, I guess the notion that our economy here in America only produces part time jobs now falls along with many more of the myths that are pushed by the cable news programs. I know the pundits have been using their own numbers to claim that most of us can no longer find anything resembling 40 hours a week and we are all reduced to flipping burgers at McDonalds six days a month. Maybe there is hope after all in the American dream and we can once again pursue the idea of owning a home and driving a car.
So here are the numbers from the research that came out of the Federal Reserve Bank in Atlanta, since 2010 we have created 8.2 million jobs in the United States Economy and that 95% of those jobs or 7.8 million of them were full time. This is scary stuff as we have relied on Cable News to give us real numbers when it comes to understanding how poorly the American Economy has performed over that past six years. Could there be other “misinterpretations” of the numbers?
It is depressing that big organizations manipulate the numbers to fit a scenario that they are attempting to sell on television. I long for the days when we could trust journalism to give us the truth, hold politicians accountable and push our government to pursue what is good for all Americans, not just a few. Fear works, it creates better ratings and today, that is all that matters.