Democrats’ $1 Trillion Stimulus Didn’t Create Construction Jobs Like They Promised. In January 2009, the Administration promised their stimulus would create over 800,000 construction jobs by December 2010. Instead, under this Administration, over 500,000 construction jobs have been lost.
Democrats’ $1 Trillion Stimulus Didn’t Create Manufacturing Jobs Like They Promised. In January 2009, the Administration promised their stimulus would create over 400,000 manufacturing jobs by December 2010. Instead, under this Administration, that many manufacturing jobs have been lost.
Most Job Growth during the “Recovery” in Lower-Wage Occupations. The mid- and high-wage jobs lost during the recession were replaced by lower-wage jobs.
Near Record Numbers of Poor Children. The number of children living in poverty is near record levels, which were first set when the measure was created in 1959.
Record Numbers Living in Poverty. In 2012 (the most recent data), a record 46.5 million Americans were living in poverty.
Involuntary Part-Time Employment Remains Nearly Double Pre-Recession Levels. The number of part-time workers who would prefer to work full-time has nearly doubled since 2007 to 7.5 million.
Median Household Income Is Down $2,000 during the “Recovery.” As of May 2014, U.S. median household income is down by $2,061 from June 2009, when the Obama “recovery” began.
Record Numbers Are Working Temp Jobs. Today nearly 3 million American workers are in temporary positions.
Full-Time Jobs Down, Part-Time Jobs Up. In June 2014, all the job creation was in part-time employment, with significant loses in full-time employment.
Record Low Share of Adults Are Working Full-Time. The percent of adults in their prime working years (i.e. ages 25-54) working full-time remains near the lowest levels ever recorded.