Why is unemployment higher now than it was the day Obama took office?

Unemployment was 7.8% when Obama took office. Now it's 7.9%. Why has Obama FAILED on the economy?

Asked By: - 11/3/2012
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On Aug 148K jobs were created, unemployment dropped to 0.2% (8.3%-8.1%). On Sept 114K jobs were created, unemployment dropped to 0.3% (8.1%-7.8%) libprogs celebrates. On Oct 171K jobs created, Unemployment rose 0.1% (7.8%-79... More
Answered By: Blanco Y egro - 11/3/2012
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Answered By: Chris - 11/3/2012
Why is unemployment higher now than it was the day Obama took office? Because more people are out of work.
Answered By: Arnold - 11/3/2012
the president doesnt create jobs? why are you even putting the two together?
Answered By: godoompah - 11/3/2012
Blame the PRIVATE sector.
Answered By: Lex - 11/3/2012
Obama's failed policies.
Answered By: MEESTER MAN - 11/3/2012
The real unemployment percentage is actually around 22%. Gov'ts don't create jobs, they kill them!
Answered By: Q - 11/3/2012
Obama said it would be at 5.2% by now.
Answered By: BatteryTraktor - 11/3/2012
Because he is an idiot and his policies make no sense.
Answered By: Rick B - 11/3/2012
Because after Obama was elected Republican governors across America eliminated the jobs of millions of scientists, policemen, firemen, and teachers.
Answered By: Louie O - 11/3/2012
Because the Dotcom, real estate, and credit bubbles collapsed causing consumer confidence to fall... More
Answered By: avail_skillz - 11/3/2012
You do realize the first six months or so of Obama's presidency, we were still feeling the Bush economic collapse, and unemployment shot over 10%.....The trend is good, only someone with no argument or total stupidity would think a question such as yours actually means anything.
Answered By: Incognito - 11/3/2012
Actually, there was a little matter of the Bush administration using new military recruits as "new hires" and of keeping the war costs OFF THE BOOKS in order to "pretty up" the economy in the minds of the American people... More
Answered By: Armchair Goddess #1 - 11/3/2012
Getting America into wars and depressions is what Democrats do best.
Answered By: Rocky - 11/3/2012
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