Unemployment figures worse than they appear 

The unemployment rate is stagnant for the third month in a row at 9.7 percent. A few jobs were created in march, but the figures were significantly lower than expected. And according to the Heritage Foundation, if you take a look at what jobs were created you'll find that the very modest job gains are significantly offset by counting a large number of temporary government jobs:

While the jobs report does indicate that 162,000 net jobs were created in March, almost 50,000 of those jobs were temporary government Census jobs that do not reflect any real economic progress. In total, the U.S. economy has now lost a total of 3.8 million jobs since President Barack Obama signed his $862 billion stimulus plan. We are 8.1 million jobs short of the 138.6 million he promised the American people.

Heritage also points out that it's increasingly hard to argue the stimulus is creating jobs, as they've given up trying to actually quantify the jobs it is allegedly creating:

It is good to see the American economy finally recovering again. It demonstrates the resilience of the American entrepreneur in the face a punishing job killing agenda from Washington. And don’t fall for any White House claims that this belated recovery is due to the stimulus. As the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) admitted last month, its analysis of the stimulus’ job creating record was simply “essentially repeating the same exercise” as the initial projections. In other words, the CBO numbers on the stimulus don’t take any actual new real world data into account.

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