By Jim Campbell, Citizen Journalist
Every day, America waits for a brighter future to arrive, the promise of change that President Barack Obama made in 2009 when he set a benchmark for his success on the economy, remarking, “If I don’t have this done in three years, then there’s going to be a one-term proposition.” Obama is exactly right, and for the same reason Dianne Feinstein will be retired this November as well.
The numbers came in today at 8.1% unemployed of course this number does not factor those who have quit looking and remain underemployed.
Dianne Feinstein and her “Tax and Spend Sister,” Barbara Boxer have ushered in a new phenomena as well, the return to home young adult as well as those who could not afford to leave in the first place.
Feinstein has made California’s economy worse. Want your kids out of the house, gainfully employed so they can start paying off those college loans?
Vote Emken US Senate 2012 Be sure to vote on June 5. She’s the only “E.E.” on the ballot.
More than three years later, very little has changed. As today’s jobs report shows, the U.S. economy only added 115,000 jobs in April — well below expectations and far, far below what is necessary to drive the economy back to full employment.
Feinstein is depending on uneducated voters to elect her to a 5th term and that is unlikely to happen. While the numbers are clear, Elizabeth Emken is speaking to California’s voters and educating them on the failed economic policies continually voted on by the “Too Long for Too Wrong, 78-year old senator.
Californians will no longer be faced with the highest state and sales taxes, a crippling unemployment significantly above the national average. It’s time for CA to get back on its feet and Emken will lead that movement.
According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for California rose 0.1 percentage points in March 2012 to 11.0%.
The state unemployment rate was 2.8 percentage points higher than the national rate for the month. The unemployment rate in California peaked in February 2010 at 12.4% and is now 1.4 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 10.9% in January 2012, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also see California unemployment compared to other states.
Unemployment Rate March 2012 Month/Month Year/Year National 8.2% -0.1 -0.7 California 11.0% +0.1 -0.9
Unemployed Persons March 2012 Month/Month Year/Year California 2,031,378 (More Below)
Lackluster employment results dominate today’s report. It’s been three years under the Obama policies, and 12.5 million Americans remain out of work. No demographic group except black workers saw an improvement in their unemployment rate, and 13 percent of black workers remain unemployed. What’s more, the labor force participation fell to the lowest level since 1981 at 63.6 percent. Americans are fleeing this economy when at this stage workers should be returning to the labor force.