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A sometimes funny, somtimes angry, but mostly progressive, blog on the politics and issues of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and America.

Sunday, October 17, 2004

The 5 Million Job Gap

John Kerry has been criticized for deflating the jobs record of his opponent. The job numbers he cites in the debates and in his stump speeches do not count the government that were created. Well, those numbers are counted in the chart, however, to be fair, we also count the jobs that should have been created in order for the economy to keep up with population growth. When we look at the economic performance in this light, the job gap is actually more than 5 million jobs. Once again, John Kerry is pulling his punches.