Today we also found the ADP jobs numbers for the month of January 2013 and it came out to 192000 jobs. This is pretty good, but if you look at the trendline on Chart 1 we are still going down.
Job growth isn't keeping up with the rise in population, we need to have at least a payroll number above 200000 to reduce the unemployment rate.
The declining unemployment rate (blue dots) is not to be trusted because if it were real, the red bars would be going up, not down.
|Chart 1: ADP numbers Vs. Unemployment|