July 8th, 2011
08:37 AM ET

Economy adds just 18,000 jobs in June

The U.S. economy added only 18,000 jobs in June, the government reported Friday, a much worse performance than most economists expected. The unemployment rate went up to 9.2%.

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  1. Philip

    China can make stuff for cheap because China only pays 27 dollars per barrel for oil, while we pay a hundred. How? We buy OPEC oil, China buys oil from George HW Bush's Carlyle Group who own the mineral rights to all of the Caspian Basin's (now refurbished by Halliburton using your tax dollars) oilwells. But the only way to get that oil to China is through Afghanistan. No way in hell the Taliban government would allow that. So 'poof', away with the Taliban.

    July 8, 2011 at 10:41 am | Report abuse |
    • darth vader (walmart corparate enforcer)

      come to the dark side..

      July 8, 2011 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |
  2. darth vader (walmart corparate enforcer)

    only when you buy and sell stuff from china will realize the full power of the dark side of the force.

    July 8, 2011 at 10:42 am | Report abuse |
  3. Philip

    Levi brand bluejeans and Schwinn brand bicycles are made in China. You can make a heck of a lot more bikes and bluejeans if all you pay for oil is 27/bbl. Not to mention China produces some 53% of their own oil.

    July 8, 2011 at 10:44 am | Report abuse |
  4. darth vader (walmart corparate enforcer)

    we are hiring right now... we are going to build a new deathstar... this one will be a red one.. and it will beam cheap chineese made stuff to the usa directly... also it will have a tractor beam that will suck up and lose money and pocket change...

    July 8, 2011 at 10:46 am | Report abuse |
  5. VEM

    All the jobs are going to India and Mexico. Some to Asia. Big business just wants cheap labor. The fatcat CEOs could care less abouit amerika.

    July 8, 2011 at 10:48 am | Report abuse |
  6. Philip

    Your son's and daughter's are dying in Afghanistan protecting The Carltle Group's middle-eastern infrastructure that delivers oil to China and natural Gas to the huge NG powerplant ENRON built in India with the money they stole from your grandmothers retirement. And you thought they were dying for God&Country because that's what the president and the preacher told you it was for. How sad is that. How very very sad. 🙁

    July 8, 2011 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |
    • Scottish Mama

      @Phillip-why don't they let me print the real name of the group?

      July 8, 2011 at 11:51 am | Report abuse |
    • Scottish Mama

      Well never mind it printed the name below I wonder what I put in that was unexceptable to CNN

      July 8, 2011 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
  7. VEM

    You tell em Phil.

    July 8, 2011 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
  8. bobcat2u

    The question is, were these jobs created in the USA, or overseas like the rest of our outsourced jobs ?

    July 8, 2011 at 11:27 am | Report abuse |

    This can't make Barack Obama very happy. Then again, as much as they love to grandstand, the Republicans can't do any better. Both parties want to keep on spending on all these useless and unnecessary wars and that doesn't help the economy one bit!!!

    July 8, 2011 at 11:40 am | Report abuse |

      good mourning fakey...

      July 8, 2011 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Scottish Mama


    July 8, 2011 at 11:50 am | Report abuse |
  11. Philip

    @Scottish Mama...The Carlyle Group?

    July 8, 2011 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Triton

    Just wait till the Teapublican party defaults on the national debt. The second Great Depression. The Republicans caused the 4 trillion dollar war debt, they should deal with it by raising taxes.

    July 8, 2011 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
  13. ColumbusOhio

    Government created jobs are like feeding the sparrows through the horses. The only way to create jobs is to stop threatening to tax away the money of employers. A little certainty in that regard would go a long way.

    July 8, 2011 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
  14. banasy

    I bet that those Republicans on Capitol Hill must be grinning up a storm over the unemployment report.

    July 8, 2011 at 8:05 pm | Report abuse |
  15. who cares

    This country's on its last legs anyway. .people say dont buy foreign! ok toss your computers your hdtv's air conditioners clothes and the list goes on. .now tell me what will you buy? shut up grow up adapt and overcome you thin skin wimps!

    July 8, 2011 at 9:43 pm | Report abuse |
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