"Jobless recovery" adds 112,000 jobs last month Jobless Rate Drops; 112,000 Jobs Added So what, we're supposed to complain that it wasn't good enough? It's flippin' 112,000 new jobs! That sure as hell beats no new jobs. Using the real numbers of people working and not just the gov't numbers and the job market is doing great. But you have to want to find a job. That's the key. Rest of story For context: Germany has a 10.4% unemployment rate. 4.317 million Germans out of work. France in Dec. 2003 had a 9.7% unemployment rate. 2.635 million Frenchies out of work. Russia has a 9% unemployment rate. 6.3 million Ruskies out of work. The US unemployment rate is 5.6% Imagine the cheers of joy if Germany, France or Russia could have a 5.6% unemployment rate.