The economy dd not add 178,000 jobs. It lost 178,000 fewer jobs than it added. But the economy does NOT run on jobss, it runs on money. The added jobs were low pay, starting pay, minimum wage jobs, while the jobs lost included high pay, long term jobs. But pay is not dollars per hour, it is total hours times dollars per hour, which dropped. More people got their hours reduced below the min hours worked to get benefits (take-home pay cut). And who cares about the U2 unemployment figure? It means nothing. U6 is more meaningful, and it dropped to 9.3%. But the reality is total number of workers no longer in the work force, which is 95,055,000. Really, 50% unemployment?