A Huge Surge In Full Time Jobs. Thanks, President Obama



Victoria Stilwell: Full-Time Jobs In The U.S. Just Made A Comeback

Friday’s labor-market report showed that the number of full-time U.S. jobs as a share of total employment rose to 81.7 percent, the highest level since November 2008. For those worried (including not a few presidential candidates) that this economic recovery has been one that’s created only low-quality jobs, this should be really good news.


At the same time, the number of employees on the payrolls of temporary work services also fell, declining 8,900, the report showed. All of these statistics combine to paint a picture of a “shift to full-time work,” economists led by Derek Holt at Scotiabank in Toronto wrote in a note to clients.
The rest of the details of the jobs report were also solid. Overall, payrolls climbed by 215,000 in July and the unemployment rate held at a seven-year low of 5.3 percent.

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114 Responses to “A Huge Surge In Full Time Jobs. Thanks, President Obama”

  1. 1 GGail
    August 19, 2015 at 4:07 pm

    Hey now!

  2. 9 jackiegrumbacher
    August 19, 2015 at 4:08 pm

    Hi all! Our president looks might fine in that photo.

  3. 10 GGail
    August 19, 2015 at 4:08 pm

    (in Oprah form) “You can get a Job”! and “You”! and “You”!

  4. 13 GGail
    August 19, 2015 at 4:11 pm

    I don’t know how to post the picture

    #InsideTheEastWing: Check out Sunny and Bo on the wooden eggs from the #EasterEggRoll → http://go.wh.gov/InsideEastWing

  5. August 19, 2015 at 4:12 pm

    Hello my favorite peeps of =TOD’ville. Congrats GG, on being first this lovely Wednesday mid-day.

  6. 17 kid kanga
    August 19, 2015 at 4:19 pm

    Worst. Socialist. Ever.

  7. 18 JER
    August 19, 2015 at 4:28 pm


    Stephen talks about getting to play a round of golf with President Obama.

  8. August 19, 2015 at 4:34 pm

    I noted in the previous thread that I’m ‘not a fan of Shaun King … to say the least’ because, prior to today, about all I knew about him was that he posts a lot at DK and that is not a credential that would attract my attention.

    What did attract my attention is that he is top trending on Twitter, worldwide. So I decided to spend a very few min investigating. It took less than a minute to see that the folk trashing him are among the scum of the scum of the online world.

    Given Shaun’s stated mission – which you can find at the top of his Twitter home page – it seemed likely that he might be causing the scum a tad of heartburn.

    It then only took a couple of minutes to read two FB accounts from a person who witnessed Shaun being brutally beaten, during his high school days and an account from a person who has known him since they were in third grade. I have no reason to doubt the veracity of either; especially the fella who has essentially had no relationship with Shaun since their high school, brief time together.

    What I see here is a person who has been viciously beaten and bullied and he is experiencing the very worst of cyberbullying, today.

    I think it would be illuminating – well beyond Shaun’s personal experience – for all of you to read the account from his long-time friend. Here’s the intro and link to the full statement:

    “Shaun King, my great friend of over 30 years, is under severe attack today. He is currently the number one trending topic in the world and everything his attackers are saying is a stone cold lie.

    I’ve known Shaun since I was in the third grade. We both grew up in Versailles, KY. We both graduated from Woodford County High School. We were roommates while attending Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA and we remain close friends to this day. Not only was Shaun beaten to a bloody pulp by a mob of students while we were in high school, my city of Versailles did everything it could to cover up and down play the event from the moment that it happened, as evidenced by half-assed police report and lack of news coverage at the time of the event.

    All of this happened during a time where racial tensions were at extreme levels.

    A student at my high school has recently shared his eye witness account and first hand perspective as a white student that grew up in my hometown of Versailles.”

    • 26 GGail
      August 19, 2015 at 4:50 pm

      Thanks Bob. I took the time to read the account from the link you posted on the previous post.
      The encounter during that time in a small town is quite typical. I don’t understand why it is trending now. What or who brought the story to the forefront?

      • August 19, 2015 at 4:57 pm

        Scum – brietbart, drudge, and assorted white supremacists …

      • 29 GGail
        August 19, 2015 at 4:59 pm

        Oh I see, it’s on his twitter page.

      • 30 Allison
        August 19, 2015 at 5:02 pm

        From what I understand GG, the accusation against him is that he is representing that he is black when he is actually white. I don’t know whether this is true or not.

        • 31 GGail
          August 19, 2015 at 5:27 pm

          Thanks Alli, I think I’m beginning to get the pic.
          Lordy, it’s always something. /smh

        • August 19, 2015 at 5:44 pm

          He’s evidently mixed race, Allison. Went to and graduated from Morehouse College. A remarkable amount of ugliness being tossed at him.

          • August 19, 2015 at 5:50 pm

            “Shaun got called “Nigger” just as much, if not more, than myself or any of my black friends and family while growing up in Versailles. Do you think an 8 year old would volunteer for that type of treatment? A funny colored, wavy haired child just trying to navigate life? To have anything from racial slurs to cups full of dip-spit (chewing tobacco) hurled at you from confederate flag covered pick-up trucks? And then 20 years later have some right wing assholes question whether it ever happened and go as far as to call you a fraud and try to de-bunk years of social justice work that you’ve put under your belt?

            We grew up in a town where white mothers were constantly dis-owned by their families for having relationships and making children with black fathers. Where even into the 2000’s, the racial identities of mix-raced children were a taboo topic. Shaun was a direct victim of that. 20 years later, much progress has been made in my town of Versailles, but we are proving we have much further to go if people from my home town don’t speak the fuck up.”

          • 34 GGail
            August 19, 2015 at 5:51 pm

            It’s a shame Bob. Black folks are constantly having to prove their existence to white America.

    • 36 99ts
      August 19, 2015 at 9:18 pm

      EVERYONE – from the President down – who attempts to give black people the rights and justice that they should have as US citizens – are attacked by the white privilege media and the racists they breed and protect. Thanks Bob for highlighting this.

  9. August 19, 2015 at 4:36 pm

    Good afternoon, TOD! Nerdy, as always, thanks for keeping us informed! You’re a gem!

  10. August 19, 2015 at 4:36 pm

  11. 41 Linda
    August 19, 2015 at 5:30 pm


    10,000 government e-mail addresses are in the leaked data from the Ashley Madison site.

  12. 42 vcprezofan2
    August 19, 2015 at 5:31 pm

    /waving/ Hello up there, Gx2; gotten quite frisky in the heat, have you? Nice moves!

  13. 47 Allison
    August 19, 2015 at 5:36 pm

  14. 50 Allison
    August 19, 2015 at 5:51 pm

  15. August 19, 2015 at 6:02 pm

  16. August 19, 2015 at 6:03 pm

    Is this getting the attention that Schumer and Menendez no vote got?

  17. August 19, 2015 at 6:22 pm

    Vlad’s propaganda apparatus is the only thing preventing millions of Russians from overthrowing the dude ….

  18. August 19, 2015 at 6:31 pm

  19. August 19, 2015 at 6:39 pm

    Whoa, I just watched HRC’s comms director Jennifer Palmieri try to defend HRC and her email/server mess and she was just really terrible. If you’re trying to quell stories, why send out someone who confesses she doesn’t know anything about servers and can’t really explain anything, just mumbling things like “she really didn’t think it through”? They must really think this story helps them.

    • August 19, 2015 at 6:42 pm

      the way to get folks off this story is to talk about another story….

    • August 19, 2015 at 6:46 pm

      Honestly I could care less about the email crap. It’s a tired old talking point by the media and it’s getting old very quickly. Mathews needs to shut up about Nixon. It makes him sound old and out of touch.

      • August 19, 2015 at 6:52 pm

        If you focus on process, he was just trying to get her to answer a simple question. She couldn’t do that. So my point is if you’re going to send out your team to address the issue and shut it down once and for all, make sure they can answer the questions, including the simplest ones involving the ones about pressing a delete button.

  20. August 19, 2015 at 6:41 pm

  21. 67 vcprezofan2
    August 19, 2015 at 6:43 pm

    Department of Justice
    Office of Public Affairs – Tuesday, August 18, 2015

    New Smart on Crime Program Aids Recently Released Offenders to Reenter the Community

    The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that a unique partnership has been formed consisting of local, regional and national private business entities to aid moderate to high-risk offenders in the federal criminal justice system, who have been recently released into the community.

    The U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania operates the Court Assisted Re-Entry (CARE) Program, which is a four-phase program designed to aid in the rehabilitation and re-integration of recently released federal inmates. The members of the program include the U.S. District Court, U.S Attorney’s Office, U.S. Probation, Federal Public Defenders Office and county volunteers.

    A new partnership between ESSA Bank & Trust, Northampton Community College, Pyramid Healthcare Inc. and the CARE Program institutes a precedent setting program whereby CARE participants will team with a bank, community college and healthcare officials to help them get back on their feet.

    ESSA Bank & Trust will institute a Financial Literacy Program where CARE participants will be instructed by bank officials on money management issues. In addition, it will institute a CARE Loan Program that would provide loans up to $15,000 to qualifying active CARE participants and CARE graduates for housing, education/training, or transportation. On Aug. 12, 2015, the official launch of the program, ESSA Bank & Trust announced its first loan in the amount of $13,750 for a CARE participant to purchase a car as transportation to her employment.

    …………………………….. //


  22. 68 hopefruit2
    August 19, 2015 at 6:46 pm

    Good evening Nerdy & TOD! So much good news on these threads….Will be back soon to play catch-up. THANKS NERDY 🙂

  23. 70 desertflower
    August 19, 2015 at 6:54 pm


    A top Democratic strategist has joined the effort to recruit Vice President Joe Biden into the 2016 presidential race.

    Steve Schale – who served as President Barack Obama’s top Florida strategist during his 2008 and 2012 White House campaigns — has joined the Draft Biden committee, NBC News has confirmed.

    This makes Schale the biggest Obama World person to join up with Draft Biden.

    Schale tells NBC News that he has no knowledge of Biden’s White House intentions, but wanted to join the effort.

  24. 73 vcprezofan2
    August 19, 2015 at 6:57 pm


  25. 74 desertflower
    August 19, 2015 at 7:01 pm


    This wacko just upped the anty..he wants to use DRONES to do some damage to those brown people sneaking over the border…wonder if the Northern border would get the same treatment?? (rhetorical question) First. do no harm, Dr. Carson….wow, Shoulda stuck with being a great neurosurgeon because he’s a shitty politician of the people.

    • 75 desertflower
      August 19, 2015 at 7:03 pm

      Carson said corporate taxes should be lower, that all Americans no matter how rich or poor should pay the same income-tax rate, and that the federal government should institute a hiring freeze to help address the federal budget deficit.

      He said the 14th Amendment, which grants birthright citizenship to most babies born on U.S. soil, “doesn’t make any sense.” It’s a position several of his rivals, including Trump, have highlighted in recent days.

      He also railed against Planned Parenthood, calling media reports that he authored a research paper in 1992 that relied in part on research involving fetal-tissue samples, “total crap.” See Washington Post: Ben Carson: No apologies for 1992 fetal tissue research, and Ben Carson’s tortured defense of his fetal tissue research.

      Carson touted his anti-politician credentials as one reason his campaign has gathered momentum in recent weeks.

      And of course there was the obligatory Bible thumping for the Christian Dominionists in the crowd.

      Ben Carson visited the Mexico-Arizona border today and brought the cray-cray, suggesting that the U.S. military should use drone strikes, i.e., the summary execution of persons crossing the border without due process of law, to secure the border. I’m guessing this is good for a few more percentage points in that GOP poll. Ben Carson takes immigration debate to insane new low, floats drone strikes at border:

      • 76 GGail
        August 19, 2015 at 8:58 pm

        Sure wish one of y’all would tweet the question about how do they plan to deal with the Asian mother who come here to have their babies or the Asian students who come and stay beyond their Visa?

  26. August 19, 2015 at 7:04 pm

  27. 78 No Child Left Behind
    August 19, 2015 at 7:28 pm

    Donald Trump says it won’t take amending the Constitution to change birthright citizenship, which grants citizenship to all children born in the United States.

    “The 14th Amendment is very questionable as to whether or not somebody can come over, have a baby and immediately that baby is a citizen,” the Republican presidential front-runner told CNN’s Chris Cuomo. “Amending is too big a deal… I believe you can win it legally.”

    Trump also said Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton’s role in handling emails while she was secretary of state is “devastating” to her campaign. Her actions were “either gross incompetence or criminal, and neither’s acceptable to be president,” he said.

    In the wide-ranging interview, Trump also comments on trade, the Pope and the role of his wife and daughter in his campaign, among other topics.

    This was from the alternate universe where THE DONALD and the clown cars are.

    At least we know one thing for sure now, Boss Limbaugh is no longer the head of the GOTP. The Donald is. Period. And he is also the spokesperson for the wackos.

  28. 80 desertflower
    August 19, 2015 at 7:33 pm


  29. 84 desertflower
    August 19, 2015 at 7:46 pm

    Important Read… http://www.alternet.org/civil-liberties/cop-roid-rage-are-steroids-behind-worst-police-abuses

    the stunning succession of recent front-page examples of police officers who exhibit rage, aggression and/or poor judgment (all symptoms of possible steroid abuse) in confrontations with citizens should ring alarm bells, experts say. They include:

    The death of Eric Garner last July 17 on Staten Island, N.Y., after a buff cop named Daniel Pantaleo applied a chokehold. Pantaleo was among the officers named in a wrongful-death lawsuit filed by Garner’s family. New York City settled the case for $5.9 million in July.
    The shooting death last Aug. 9 in Ferguson, Mo., of Michael Brown, 18, by Officer Darren Wilson.
    The April death in Baltimore of Freddie Gray, who was trussed and bundled into the back of a police van, where he suffered fatal injuries from the police “rough ride.”
    The gun-waving aggression of Officer Eric Casebolt on June 6 when dealing with swim-suited teenagers outside a pool in McKinney, Texas.
    The apparent suicide in a Texas jail of Sandra Bland, arrested near Houston on July 10 after a routine police stop escalated into a confrontation with Trooper Brian Encinia, who threatened the woman with a Taser, screaming, “Get out of the car! I will light you up!”
    The “purposeful killing” of Samuel DuBose in Ohio during a routine traffic stop on July 19, by Ray Tensing, a University of Cincinnati police officer who has been charged with murder.
    The shooting death on Aug. 7 at an Arlington, Texas, car dealership of the unarmed Christian Taylor, 19, by Officer Brad Miller, who was fired.
    In each case, the citizens involved were black, and the officer (or officers) used or threatened force when a more reasoned approach might have been to pull back and lower the temperature as the confrontations escalated. (This must have crossed Texas Trooper Encinia’s mind; in a phone call to a supervisor after the arrest, he said, “I tried to de-escalate her and it wasn’t getting anywhere at all.”)

    No one has alleged that Encinia or the others were on steroids, though if they were tested after the incidents, the results have not been made public. But the pattern raises questions.

    “I keep seeing all of these cases where the level of anger and violence shown by officers makes no sense,” Gilbertson says. “And when things don’t make sense, they don’t make sense for a reason…Maybe steroid rage is a reason so many police officers seem so angry and aggressive.”

  30. August 19, 2015 at 7:46 pm

    How low have the Republicans fallen?

  31. 87 globalcitizenlinda
    August 19, 2015 at 7:46 pm

    Question to the TOD team doing the Yes on #IranDeal head count: have you included my Senator Sherrod Brown?

    I know he announced his intention to vote Yes last week. But I must have missed when his name was added on our TODville count

    • 88 Vicki
      August 19, 2015 at 7:53 pm

      Yes. Friday night. We got him.

    • August 19, 2015 at 8:16 pm

      FYI – 24 DECLARED YES so far:


      • 91 globalcitizenlinda
        August 19, 2015 at 8:35 pm

        Perfect! Thanks a lot.

        I wonder if it is possible for us to have a tally of the still-undecided Dems so that we can have this posed everyday – so we can continue to bug them of course.

        I have even ventured to call my useless gop senator – another scumbag

        • August 19, 2015 at 9:03 pm

          Here are my notes so far on the ones who have not yet declared their intentions:

          2 clearly Leaning YES:

          4 Leaning YES but hesitant:

          8 Undecided

          1 Leaning no

          4 Unknowns

          • 93 globalcitizenlinda
            August 19, 2015 at 9:27 pm

            thank you very much;

            as we update the decisions, then we know who it is we must target;

            I don’t care if they represent my state or not, I will just send whatever message I can;

            rhetorical question: why does it take so long for people to do what they deep down know is the correct decision?

            • August 19, 2015 at 9:33 pm

              I think there is some back room massaging going on right now, whipping votes and figuring out their strategy for how they want this vote to look, collectively. They never seem to be able to just support our POTUS straight up because it’s the right thing to do.

              • 95 99ts
                August 19, 2015 at 9:46 pm

                Perfectly stated meta – millions of lives involved – but politics as usual. Republicans refusing to even look at what is involved, democrats working in back rooms.

      • 96 Vicki
        August 19, 2015 at 8:36 pm

        Ed Markey is #25

  32. 98 No Child Left Behind
    August 19, 2015 at 7:59 pm

    If anyone is watching MSNBC’s Chris Matthews, you have to admit that THE DONALD is definitely entertaining. This man is DERANGED as deranged can be. I just can’t believe my ears. But it is worth

    • August 19, 2015 at 8:15 pm

      No Child, that is how far the Republicans have fallen, and the U.S. media too.

    • August 19, 2015 at 8:21 pm

      Sorry, not watching and not admitting. He is a crazy bigoted creep.

      • 101 donna dem 4 obama
        August 19, 2015 at 8:37 pm

        And the media is why his popularity continues to grow. When I’m riding home in my car almost daily CNN is advertising a different person on that station to be interviewing this fool almost nightly. They think this is a big ole game and so he is the main focus of every show. That and their non-starter story about Hillary and those emails. Our media makes me sick!!!

        • 102 Vicki
          August 19, 2015 at 8:46 pm

          Agree with you on both of these matters, Donna.
          I said a few days ago I felt sorry for Hillary and the crap about her e-mails and as it goes on I am more and more bothered by it.

          Trump is ripping Bush to shreds. The Donald quotes Jeb! talking about the USA having skin back in Iraq as a necessary thing. Trump points out the cost in lives lost, veterans wounded and the looting of the US Treasury. Mocking Jeb! mercilessly.
          This truth telling along with Trump’s racism and hate and a TV savvy delivery guarantees him audiences.
          Instead of President, Trump should have taken over Jon Stewarts show.

          • 103 No Child Left Behind
            August 19, 2015 at 8:56 pm

            I join you there, on both fronts. As a Democrat, I will always refrain from making a mockery of HRC. As much as I wish that VP Biden would run, I also know that he has a long shot. He is beloved by me and in TODVille. But TODVille is not the Democratic electorate, so full of inertia and low-information voters (same as the fringes on the right). There are so-called Democrats who are not feeling the improvements of the economy and blame POTUS. There are gullible Democrats who get their cues from only Zeus knows. And yet, we need every single one of them in order to win.

            That being said, I concentrate my sarcasm and irony for those clowns in the big car, and none of them is as deserving as The Donald.

  33. August 19, 2015 at 8:34 pm


  34. August 19, 2015 at 8:41 pm

    This makes me smile.

  35. August 19, 2015 at 9:02 pm

    Did President Obama ask G.W. Bush to go to Louisiana for the 10th anniversary of Katrina? I don’t know why Bush would go or why POTUS would ask him..

  36. 109 Vicki
    August 19, 2015 at 9:04 pm

    For a long time I was confused about what MSNBC was doing. Then I realized that ratings were not what they care about.
    Delivering the message their owners are paying for is the mission.

    Today I go further.
    MSNBC and CNN are not competitors. They are collaborators. Owned by a slight variation, maybe, of the same people, they are playing for the same team. Along with Fox. Linda wrote yesterday that these 3 stations have the same people on all day long. All in it together.

    We have no voice at all on television.

  37. 110 vcprezofan2
    August 19, 2015 at 9:06 pm

    I really like Clay Bennett’s work.

    • 111 vcprezofan2
      August 19, 2015 at 9:15 pm

      Unfortunately most of the cartoons I encounter are centred around either Trump of Hillary. Would have been so uplifting if the Dem candidates could all have been ‘squeaky clean’ (as in providing nothing the pundits could use for spin). Anyway, for Hillary’s sake I hope this is settled before year’s end.

      • 112 99ts
        August 19, 2015 at 9:54 pm

        The media and the GOP lunatic brigade will simply move on to the next thing they can use to attack. PBO is SO squeaky clean – all they could find was a false birth certificate & they really really tried to find something else.

        The disgusting things that most of the GOP pretenders have done are ignored by the media – pure accident that Romney’s 47% was ever disclosed – but anything a Democrat candidate has done – top of the news. If VP Biden decides to run – wait for the instant mention of plagiarism – among the bile that will be to the forefront.

    • 113 nospin
      August 19, 2015 at 11:43 pm

      and he would be correct.

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