Benen reports on the October jobs numbers:
The economy added a total of 80,000 jobs in the month of October. In keeping with the pattern we’ve seen for a long while, the private sector fared significantly better, creating 104,000 jobs, while the public sector, which continues to be a significant drag on the economy, lost 24,000 jobs, thanks to spending cuts.
Republicans, it’s worth noting, are eager to force more public-sector layoffs, making the jobs landscape worse on purpose, while President Obama’s American Jobs Act seeks to do the opposite.
In other words, job creation was 25 percent lower due to the Republican-fueled austerity measures and, mainly, its demonization of government workers as somehow being robotic symbionts without families or mortgages.