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  •  Don't know where that 88,000 comnes from. (0+ / 0-)

    The number I have seen most often is about 135,000 jobs.

    It's possible, I suppose, that population growth has slowed enough to drive that number down.

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    by dinotrac on Fri Jan 04, 2013 at 07:41:07 AM PST

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    •  It comes from the CBO. (1+ / 0-)
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      (1) This says the CBO says "just under 90,000": http://www.cepr.net/...

      Note that a commenter there disagrees and says the number must be higher.

      (2) Click the link in my original comment and read the fine print under the graph. It says 88,000.

      (3) Here's the 26-page CBO report [PDF]: http://www.cbo.gov/...

      I can't find a simple jobs-per-month figure in that report; apparently you have to be more of economist than me, or more patient, to intepret the data.

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      by HeyMikey on Fri Jan 04, 2013 at 08:20:30 PM PST

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