Job growth an anemic 115,000; jobless rate ticks down

The American economy added a lackluster 115,000 jobs in April, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The unemployment rate dropped to 8.1 percent.

The only good news in the report is that job estimates for previous months were revised upward, meaning more jobs had been created than initially thought.

For example, the initial March release reported 120,000 jobs created; the revised figure is 154,000.

The February number, originally reported at 227,000, has been revised upward twice and now stands at 259,000.

If that pattern holds for April, today’s numbers will also be revised upward. But such revisions won’t be enough to turn a disappointing number into a strong number. This continues to be a long, hard slog.

– Jay Bookman

540 comments Add your comment

USinUK

May 4th, 2012
8:46 am

you failed to mention that the % of long-term unemployment has dropped

and that temping is picking up -

both good signs

it may not be robust growth … but it is growth – and that’s what matters

Adam

May 4th, 2012
8:48 am

Long, hard slog yes. Bad news? Not really. I mean it’s not great news, but it’s still good and means that we are moving in the right direction. “Don’t muck it up.”

Adam

May 4th, 2012
8:48 am

USinUK: Yes, exactly

godless heathen

May 4th, 2012
8:49 am

Maybe the Presidency will be revised upward in November.

stands for decibels

May 4th, 2012
8:49 am

The numbers would be much better if the a##holes who run this country would stop being terrified of spending money that can be borrowed for next to nothing in order to put more people to work making and building and fixing stuff this country desperately needs.

Stephenson Billings

May 4th, 2012
8:51 am

“In April the number of people not in the labor force rose by a whopping 522,000 from 87,897,000 to
88,419,000. This is the highest on record. The flip side, and the reason why the unemployment dropped to 8.1% is that the labor force participation rate just dipped to a new 30 year low of 64.3%.”

Jm

May 4th, 2012
8:51 am

I’ll get this out of the way: thanks Obama :)

Also, labor participation still worse than even unemployment figs

And blood suckers are pillaging the social security disability fund

Despicable

carlosgvv

May 4th, 2012
8:51 am

Instead of joining ranks and working together for the benefit of the people, Democrats will exagerate this progress and blame the Republicans for it’s not being better. Republicans will damn this lackluster progress and place all the blame on Obama. The Democrates will spin it to looke good, the Republicans will spin it to look bad and America will continue to suffer. The idea of a House, Senate and Presidency filled with people of quality, character and real leadership gets more distant every day.

Peadawg

May 4th, 2012
8:51 am

“The numbers would be much better if the a##holes who run this country would stop being terrified of spending money that can be borrowed” – Yup, keep on increasing our debt. ‘At a boy!! :roll:

Anemic growth is still growth I guess.

Everybody have a good Friday!

hmmmm

May 4th, 2012
8:51 am

TaxPayer

May 4th, 2012
8:53 am

If we had followed the Republican approach through the Great Recession, we would be bogged down in something more closely resembling the Great Depression and have unemployment rates much like many European countries. If you think 8.1% unemployment is bad then try 25%.

Paul

May 4th, 2012
8:53 am

A single data point does not a trend make.

But the direction is clear. It’s not a sprint, it’s not a brisk walk, it is, as Jay put it, a ‘long, hard slog.’

To those who say it isn’t good enough, I ask ‘what would you have done differently. Or what would you do differently? If you autorespond with ‘less regulation and cut taxes’ would you please do us the courtesy of explaining how that will speed the recovery? Not theoretically, but real world? You know, like maybe some examples where that’s worked in the past?

I know, I’m dreaming. But it’s nice to think the critics might have an original thought they’d care to share.

USinUK

May 4th, 2012
8:53 am

Peadawg – 8:51 – it’s not just Friday … it’s STAR WARS DAY!!! May the 4th be with you :-)

scott

May 4th, 2012
8:53 am

Man…you libs will spin anything to make this Admin look like it has a clue what is going on. I guarantee the unemployment number will be probably around 6% by election time, yet the participation rate will continue to be at record levels and you will all say he is doing such a great job. You cannot see the forest from the trees.

hmmmm

May 4th, 2012
8:53 am

That gray area may be working to the advantage of some unemployed, according to economists David Autor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge and Mark Duggan at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School in Philadelphia. Because SSDI awards have soared even as the health of Americans has improved, SSDI “appears in practice to function like a nonemployability insurance program for a subset of beneficiaries,” they wrote in a 2006 research paper.

USinUK

May 4th, 2012
8:54 am

“But the direction is clear. It’s not a sprint, it’s not a brisk walk, it is, as Jay put it, a ‘long, hard slog.’”

particularly when you have the headwinds coming from Europe that manufacturers are currently experiencing

Paul

May 4th, 2012
8:54 am

Jm

“I’ll get this out of the way: thanks Obama :)

You’re talking about the decline in gas prices, right?

JamVet

May 4th, 2012
8:54 am

Thanks American businesses! Especially you fine patriots at 10 Wall Street!

Keep hiring those folks in the Philippines, India and communist China.

Our socialist Republicans and their presumptive nominee LOVE that…

stands for decibels

May 4th, 2012
8:55 am

Yup, keep on increasing our debt.

yup, keep on fearing scary big numbers because they’re big and scary, and keep on keeping your fellow Americans down and in a world of sh-t.

USinUK

May 4th, 2012
8:55 am

scott – 8:53 – job growth is job growth, my friend … THAT is the bottom line.

scott

May 4th, 2012
8:55 am

Paul, What would I have done? Not done Stimulus. Not done Healthcare reform. just as simple as that.

Peadawg

May 4th, 2012
8:55 am

“it’s not just Friday … it’s STAR WARS DAY!!! May the 4th be with you”

I didn’t know that. I DO know that ‘The Avengers’ is finally out though. Woop woop!!

Finn McCool (The System Isn't Broken; It's Fixed ~ from an Occupy sign)

May 4th, 2012
8:56 am

American policy makers have made decisions in the last year that strengthened the nation’s economy, while their European counterparts have made costly missteps.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/04/business/us-chose-better-path-to-economic-recovery.html?_r=1&partner=rss&emc=rss

agree

Thomas

May 4th, 2012
8:57 am

This continues to be a long, hard slog.

Said another way DC is building a bridge to nowhere.

Paul

May 4th, 2012
8:57 am

scott

“I guarantee the unemployment number will be probably around 6% by election time, ”

So what, exactly, will the Administration do to get unemployment down by two points in six months? After you tell us, will you tell us why they didn’t do whatever it is right from the start, so unemployment would’ve dropped four points the first year?

stands for decibels

May 4th, 2012
8:57 am

To those who say it isn’t good enough, I ask ‘what would you have done differently. Or what would you do differently?

I say it isn’t good enough, and I’ve made it quite clear what I would do differently, @ 8.49.

That this approach barely gets discussed in the so called librul media should be a clue as to who really runs things in this country.

USinUK

May 4th, 2012
8:57 am

“Keep hiring those folks in the Philippines, India and communist China.”

at what point can we start calling it “communist” China???

I mean, look at their economy and all the privately owned businesses … it’s a lot of things, but truly communist, it is not.

USinUK

May 4th, 2012
8:58 am

Peadawg – :lol: – you sound just like my hubby … it’s a 3-day weekend here and that’s all he can talk about “can we see The Avengers this weekend? can we? can we?”

stands for decibels

May 4th, 2012
8:59 am

Quick

May 4th, 2012
8:59 am

JamVet

May 4th, 2012
8:59 am

You cannot see the forest from the trees.

Says the guy who holds the actual employers utterly blameless and one single man in the public sector – who has virtually nothing to do with the hiring people in the private sector – totally responsible.

Such is the level of sheer ignorance and hack ideology…

Delusion, thy name is spelled G – O – P.

Peadawg

May 4th, 2012
8:59 am

“that’s all he can talk about “can we see The Avengers this weekend? can we? can we?””

You got a keeper!

USinUK

May 4th, 2012
8:59 am

“You’re talking about the decline in gas prices, right?”

and the fact that people with pre-existing conditions can get health insurance

hmmmm

May 4th, 2012
9:00 am

The fiscal cliff cometh

Mohamed A. El-Erian is chief executive and co-chief investment officer of the investment management firm Pimco and author of “When Markets Collide.”

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/congress-shouldnt-delay-in-addressing-the-fiscal-cliff/2012/05/03/gIQAx3F0zT_story.html

Granny Godzilla - Union Thugette

May 4th, 2012
9:00 am

Good news.

Yes a long, hard slog, but America and Americans are worth the effort.

USinUK

May 4th, 2012
9:00 am

Peadawg – oh, I already know that – it was reinforced when he rescued our neighbor’s cat off the garage roof …

my hero!

Paul

May 4th, 2012
9:00 am

scott

You’re really trying to say that by not doing a stim package comprised of about 1/3 tax cuts and passing legislation that won’t be fully implemented until after 2012 that THAT would have led to an economic recovery?

You sure you wanna stick with that?

Okay, so seriously…. what would Republicans have done in 2009 that would have stopped, then reversed, the most serious recession since the Great Depression?

Thomas

May 4th, 2012
9:00 am

job growth is job growth, my friend … THAT is the bottom line.

For those who are ignorant about unemployment calcs- please see below- note the 4 week. Millions and growing are not being accounted for.

The unemployment rate is calculated based on people who are without jobs, who are available to work and who have actively sought work in the prior four weeks. The “actively looking for work” definition is fairly broad, including people who contacted an employer, employment agency, job center or friends; sent out resumes or filled out applications; or answered or placed ads, among other things. The rate is calculated by dividing that number by the total number of people in the labor force.

Paul

May 4th, 2012
9:02 am

Peadawg

Avengers! Yes!

and that was a great pun, you gotta admit.

Gale

May 4th, 2012
9:03 am

Maybe if we link May the 4th be with you!, then people would never forget Kent State.

JamVet

May 4th, 2012
9:04 am

What would be hysterical is if Thomas or one of his groupthink buddies here had to write a tenth grade paper on how Barack Obama and not American businesses are responsible for the current levels of unemployment, they would not get a passing grade.

I’m not kidding.

Finn McCool (The System Isn't Broken; It's Fixed ~ from an Occupy sign)

May 4th, 2012
9:04 am

Millions and growing are not being accounted for.

That’s the story when your party isn’t in power. It gets ignored when your party is in power.

carlosgvv

May 4th, 2012
9:04 am

Peadawg

No disagreement of this one.

“The Avengers” will absolutely rock!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

USinUK

May 4th, 2012
9:05 am

Thomas – 9:00 -

you’re confusing job growth with unemployment rate … two different calculations.

JF McNamara

May 4th, 2012
9:05 am

Jay,

Is this satire?

Peadawg

May 4th, 2012
9:06 am

“and that was a great pun, you gotta admit.” – That one about star wars day? Yeah, love it!

ty webb

May 4th, 2012
9:07 am

“star wars day”…”the avengers”…what a day for the dorks, enjoy.

Peadawg

May 4th, 2012
9:07 am

““star wars day”…”the avengers”…what a day for the dorks, enjoy.”

Oh we will!

Paul

May 4th, 2012
9:08 am

JamVet

“I’m not kidding.”

Neither are they.

Rather sad, isn’t it?

Thomas

May 4th, 2012
9:08 am

The Labor Force Participation Rate decreased to 63.6% in April (blue line). This is the percentage of the working age population in the labor force and the participation rate is at a new post bubble low. The participation rate is well below the 66% to 67% rate that was normal over the last 20 years, although some of the recent decline is due to demographics.

USinUK

May 4th, 2012
9:09 am

proud dork for 40 (mumble mumble) years …

Brosephus™

May 4th, 2012
9:09 am

I think I’m just gonna sit back and read the dialogue between Team “Glass half empty” vs Team “Glass half full”. I’m certain there will be plenty of opportunities for facepalming on this thread.

Mighty Righty

May 4th, 2012
9:09 am

Obama has solved the high unemployment “rate” problem. Define the unemployed as only those who are actively seeking employment. When the unemployed give up and stop looking for work because the economy is so bad they realize they can’t find work, the rate goes down. I call it Obmanocchio employment numbers. These numbers by the way are determined by a telephone survey of businesses and householdls. Strange in the age of computers where we know every single person who get an unemployment check is listed in an unemployment data base, the Labor Department determines unemployment by telephone survey. Smells funny doesn’t it? Jay left out the part where the number filing new claims had been revised upward in all but two months out of the iast fifteen months. He only reports the supposedly good news for the administration of revised new jobs. The truth is there are more unemployed today than at anytime in our history. Last month, more than 500,000 people gave up looking for work and were not counted in the anemic new jobs number. According to the Bureau of Labor 14.5 million are unemployed or “under” employed. Folks, we have to have “change we can believe in” and that means new leadership in the white house.

Talking Head

May 4th, 2012
9:09 am

115K jobs added not nearly enough to keep up population growth.

Also, labor partcipation is the lowest it’s been since 1981.

Sucks…

Steve - USA (I support "None Of The Above")

May 4th, 2012
9:10 am

I can’t believe people are happy with 115K. A “brisk walk”? How about a hobble with a cane.

TaxPayer

May 4th, 2012
9:10 am

Paul,

I believe the Republicans had an austerity program in mind to deal with the Great Recession. Their plan included eliminating all extended unemployment benefits while cutting funding to states for Medicaid and education, etc., and giving the wealthiest more bigger tax cuts. Dontcha know where that plan would have us today — in line begging the soup Nazi for a little more porridge.

carlosgvv

May 4th, 2012
9:10 am

ty webb

While we’re watching “the Avengers” you can be watching mud wrestling, Jersey Shore and monster truck events.

ty webb

May 4th, 2012
9:11 am

Brosephus,
funny how both of those team’s members switch teams when their team isn’t leading.

TBone

May 4th, 2012
9:12 am

Yep this convinces me that Obama has fixed the Bush mess and not made it worse. I have voted Republican in the past but now I am firmly in the Dems corner. I call BS on this and where’s my green job!

ty webb

May 4th, 2012
9:12 am

carlos,
no, I’ll be getting laid.

Steve - USA (I support "None Of The Above")

May 4th, 2012
9:12 am

The problem is that Housing is a flat tire to this recovery. Hard to get the car up to speed with one flat tire.

I was hoping for better numbers.

Finn McCool (The System Isn't Broken; It's Fixed ~ from an Occupy sign)

May 4th, 2012
9:13 am

Thomas, we can account for those millions and millions who are no longer looking for work. Just point us to those stats.

barking frog

May 4th, 2012
9:15 am

The news somehow does
not reflect the cars on the
road or shoppers in the
stores. I guess the
unemployment insurance
is working along with aid
to families.

The Thin Guy

May 4th, 2012
9:15 am

Maybe the reason for the horrible economy is the person in charge has a composite girlfriend named Cher DeWealth. If we get another 4 years of Hoax and Chains we will all envy the vibrant economy of Greece and the illegal immigrant problem will be Americans trying to sneak into Mexico. Some people just never learn. Time to Wok the Dog.

Peadawg

May 4th, 2012
9:15 am

“carlos,
no, I’ll be getting laid.”

So will I. We’ve already ordered and received the Black Widow catsuit for my wife. :)

Finn McCool (The System Isn't Broken; It's Fixed ~ from an Occupy sign)

May 4th, 2012
9:16 am

Thomas, I see your numbers, thanks.

Paul

May 4th, 2012
9:16 am

TaxPayer

I’m really quite surprised none of our colleagues on the farfarRight thought to list all those Republican proposals to reverse the Great Recession….

Brosephus™

May 4th, 2012
9:20 am

ty

That’s why I like to sit back and watch. I think I would have been better off majoring in psychology in college instead of math. It gets interesting watching people sometimes.

Brosephus™

May 4th, 2012
9:21 am

While we’re watching “the Avengers” you can be watching mud wrestling, Jersey Shore and monster truck events.

I doubt you will find very few who watch all three of those things. Those particular events there generally attract very different demographics….

Mighty Righty

May 4th, 2012
9:21 am

When the unemployment number of 8.1% down from 8.2% is painted as a positive trend, in spite of the truth which is the lower number represents more than 500,000 of our brothers and sisters who have given up looking for work, instead of new jobs being created, the honest conclusion is the report is awful. There is nothing positive about this report.

Just the facts mam

May 4th, 2012
9:21 am

“Yes a long, hard slog, but America and Americans are worth the effort.”

Ultra-nationalist. Sick.

Midori

May 4th, 2012
9:21 am

Paul, What would I have done? Not done Stimulus. Not done Healthcare reform. just as simple as that.

America thanks her lucky stars that Scott is not in charge.

TaxPayer

May 4th, 2012
9:22 am

I know! Let’s make a Deal! Using Deal’s approach, we can has us one private sector job for each $150,000 of taxpayer money we fork over to said private company. We can be a nation of 2.8% unemployment in no time!

jconservative

May 4th, 2012
9:22 am

Job creation is continuing a trend downward that started in the 1970’s. A trend that has not been reversed by the last 8 US presidents. It will not change in the foreseeable future. It will not change because we change presidents.

The global economy and technology have taken their toll on US jobs, Nothing changes the fact that 96% of all consumers reside outside the USA. Nothing changes the fact that $6.00 an hour is much cheaper than $23.00 an hour.

Remember all you millions of folks with I-Pads, etc from Apple, every single one was manufactured in China.

One cannot solve real problems by existing in a pretend world.

Brosephus™

May 4th, 2012
9:24 am

jcon

You’ve posted those numbers before on job creation. Where can I go to find them?

Steve

May 4th, 2012
9:24 am

Here’s a thought – let’s stimulate the economy via continuing to rebuild our infrastructure. We will work on the debt later, when the economy is bringing in income for the govt.

Imagine that concept.

Soothsayer

May 4th, 2012
9:24 am

Granny Godzilla - Union Thugette

May 4th, 2012
9:26 am

Just the facts mam

May 4th, 2012
9:21 am
“Yes a long, hard slog, but America and Americans are worth the effort.”

Ultra-nationalist. Sick.

Are you nuts?

barking frog

May 4th, 2012
9:26 am

Nation building USA needs
to happen.

JamVet

May 4th, 2012
9:27 am

Paul, I try hard to believe that these right wingers are not that dumb, but maybe I’m just wrong!

To wit:

Obama has solved the high unemployment “rate” problem. Folks, we have to have “change we can believe in” and that means new leadership in the white house.

I have to wonder, where have these Rip Van Winkles been for the past forty years?

They STILL desperately want to believe that when this country elects a Republican administration, their lives are going to get so much better! In spite of the fact that they have not and that Bush/Cheney JUST orchestrated widespread devastation, not seen in almost a hundred years, in this land.

And worse, rather than learn from their mistakes, the more rabid in the GOP believe that not only is there no need to change a damn thing, that they must become even MORE blindly intransigent and hardcore, and that their non-conservative, neoconservatism is wonderful. Based, of course, on its many successes.

All the while the rest of the industrialized, civilized, democratically elected democracies around the globe just shake their heads and laugh at these fools, who are hopelessly stuck in some long ago era.

Kasim Sulton, of Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, Meatloaf, Utopia/Todd Rundgren fame contributes some sweet bass and vocals on one of the great rock songs of all time…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QwzJNnc0Wk0&feature=share

Paul

May 4th, 2012
9:29 am

Brosephus

“I doubt you will find very few who watch all three of those things. ”

Based on this blog, you think multiple personality disorder isn’t all that common?!!?

Adam

May 4th, 2012
9:29 am

I guarantee the unemployment number will be probably around 6% by election time

Are you saying that the numbers are cooked?

JKL2

May 4th, 2012
9:31 am

taxpayer- we would be bogged down in something more closely resembling the Great Depression and have unemployment rates much like many European countries. If you think 8.1% unemployment is bad then try 25%.

You mean like in all those good socialist utopian countries that obama is trying to transform us into? You know, the good countries.

Brosephus™

May 4th, 2012
9:31 am

Based on this blog, you think multiple personality disorder isn’t all that common?!!?

Based on this blog, I think we’re dealing with multiple reality disorder. It goes way beyond the personality level. :)

Redneck Convert (R--and proud of it)

May 4th, 2012
9:31 am

Well, when Mr. Mormon Underpants gets in office he’ll fire all the guvmint workers and then there’ll be plenty of jobs for people that’s been out of work. And he can get on TV and tell us all how good it felt to fire those lazy bums and bring the jobless rate down. Maybe he’ll even show us his car elevator.

Otherwise I’m hauling and humping to get you ready for swapping weird music tonight. Have a good Friday everybody.

Adam

May 4th, 2012
9:31 am

When the unemployed give up and stop looking for work because the economy is so bad they realize they can’t find work, the rate goes down.

While that may sound true, it is a lie. The unemployment rate across all metrics, including those who stop looking but are able to work, has gone down too. In fact, the rate attributed to folks who are long term unemployed or who stop looking but are able to work has dropped FASTER than the standard U-3 metric that is used as the official rate.

F. Sinkwich

May 4th, 2012
9:32 am

Actually these new numbers are pretty good considering all O’bozo has done to fundamentally transform a prosperity based economic system into a euro-socialistic basket case.

Adam

May 4th, 2012
9:32 am

Based on this blog, I think we’re dealing with multiple reality disorder. It goes way beyond the personality level. :)

:D :lol:

JamVet

May 4th, 2012
9:34 am

500,000 of our brothers and sisters who have given up looking for work

Careful, Right.

You’re starting to sound like a union man! LOL.

You do understand that those no longer looking for work have not been counted in the unemployment rate for a long, long time, right?

In economics, a discouraged worker is a person of legal employment age who is not actively seeking employment or who does not find employment after long-term unemployment. This is usually because an individual has given up looking or has had no success in finding a job, hence the term “discouraged”.

The United States Department of Labor first began tracking discouraged workers in 1967 and found 500,000 at the time. There is an ongoing debate as to whether discouraged workers should be included in the official unemployment rate.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Discouraged_worker

In other words, your news has not been news for 45 years…

Steve

May 4th, 2012
9:35 am

Why is this intelligent President called “Obozo”? The only clown I remember was our last President that you cons adored, who is now so vilified for his idiocy, globally, that you never see him anymore.

Paul

May 4th, 2012
9:36 am

Mighty Righty

“is painted as a positive trend, ”

Who here – host or blogger – painted the numbers as a positive trend?

JKL2

May 4th, 2012
9:36 am

paul- I’m really quite surprised none of our colleagues on the farfarRight thought to list all those Republican proposals to reverse the Great Recession….

per your request: http://www.gop.gov/policy-news/11/10/27/summary-of-jobs-bills-stalled

mm

May 4th, 2012
9:36 am

“is that the labor force participation rate just dipped to a new 30 year low of 64.3%.”

“yet the participation rate will continue to be at record levels and you will all say he is doing such a great job.”

I guess this is the rightwing mandated talking point of the day.

JamVet

May 4th, 2012
9:38 am

You mean like in all those good socialist utopian countries that the effete, northeastern, liberal, Taxachusetts, proven socialist Willard wants to try to transform us into?

The unemployment rate across all metrics, including those who stop looking but are able to work, has gone down too.

Absolutely correct. Which p*sses off to no end, those Republicans who want the president, the federal government and America to fail…

Paul

May 4th, 2012
9:38 am

Brosephus

Maybe you weren’t a psych major, but you have a pretty good handle on it.

Terrence

May 4th, 2012
9:39 am

A Wall Street Journal analysis of 35 companies based in the United States that employ more than 50,000 people found that they collectively added 446,000 jobs between 2009 and 2011, around three quarters of which were overseas. During that period, 60 percent of their revenue growth came from overseas.

WOO HOO!

chumps

td

May 4th, 2012
9:41 am

Adam

May 4th, 2012
9:31 am

Can you pull out your numbers and explain to all of us why there are 1 million less jobs in our economy today then there was the day Obama took office and how at the same time those numbers you cite keep going down?

Mighty Righty

May 4th, 2012
9:42 am

The dimwitted left keep looking for some new government regulations that will increase employment. When they whine about the absence of Republican solutions they expect Republicans to act like Democrats and put more restraints on business. I have news for you looneys. Republicans believe the government should get the h..l out of the way and let free market capitalism work while the lefty’s prefer to follow the Greece model. European style socialism communism has worked so well in the lefts view we should continue to elect as many socialists to our government as possible so that we too an be like Europe.

0311/8541/5811/1811/1801

May 4th, 2012
9:42 am

“If that pattern holds for April, today’s numbers will also be revised upward. But such revisions won’t be enough to turn a disappointing number into a strong number. This continues to be a long, hard slog.”

“If I don’t have this done in three years, then there’s going to be a ONE-TERM (emphasis added) proposition.” Barack Obama

Paul

May 4th, 2012
9:43 am

JKL2

Did you actually read your own link?

Not regulating pesticides creates more jobs?

Where? In the health care industry?

The rest were the application of the ‘less regs, cut taxes’ mantra.

Again, have you a real world, not theoretical, construct that shows how, as a national policy, this line of action would have reversed the Great Recession?