On Thursday the Bureau of Labor Statistics released the latest unemployment numbers. What they are reporting does not paint as ‘pretty’ of a picture as Obama claimed in his State of the Union address on Tuesday. As a matter of fact, the numbers are devastating and continue to get worse. Clearly Obama’s economic policies are not working after 5 very long years. If you look at the numbers and compare, you’ll see that women have been devastated by Obama’s economy.
All data below was pulled from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and it paints a far different picture than the one Obama spoke about:
- In December 2013, 4,572,000 women were unemployed.
- In December 2013 3,761,000 women who dropped out of the workforce still wanted to find employment
- There are 505,000 more women who have been unemployed for 27 weeks or more since Obama took office
- Women’s participation in the workforce has dropped 2.5% since Obama took office
These statistics are pretty overwhelming for any woman who is currently unemployed and desperately seeking a job. When Obama spoke last Tuesday he painted a much ‘rosier’ picture than reality. More women are out of the workforce than in history and not by choice. Women have suffered worse under Obama than any other President in decades. What’s worse is Obama and Democrats are doubling-down on their failed economic policies which will further hurt women and their families.
How does this affect Granite State women? Any failed policies that are pushed from D.C. affect everyone in the country. While Obama and Democrats try to woo women voters with the lie they are not paid equally, the women who are desperately seeking jobs just want to get paid. While women desperately seek jobs to support themselves and their families, the Democrats in New Hampshire are pushing legislation that will necessarily hurt women in the workforce such as the Paycheck Fairness Act.
Obama and Democrats are playing political games with women’s lives. The legislation that Democrats support in New Hampshire will keep more women unemployed and hurt those who are currently employed. Obama has had 5 years to turn the economy around and he’s done nothing but make it harder for women to find jobs and keep them. New Hampshire Democrats are trying to push the same policies in the state that Obama is pushing at the federal level – all of which will hurt women. Enough women have been devastated by Obama’s economy; shouldn’t Democrats in the state take a hint and stop trying to further hurt women?