As Borat would say: GREAT SUCCESS!
The Obama administration will simply have to keep decreasing the number of Americans faster than they are decreasing the number of available jobs. Right now we have roughly 300 million Americans and about 10% of those wanting to work are unemployed. If we knock off 30 million during the month of December, our unemployment rate will decrease to 9%! It may actually go even lower, because there will be a great demand for undertakers, and funeral homes will be hiring.
This is really a brilliant strategy, but commissar Obama is still a lightweight when it comes to comparing his achievements to other historical figures: 0.2% -Ha! That means a loss of only 600,000 Americans. Uncle Joe Stalin knocked off at least 60 million of his fellow comrades. I guess we shouldn't dismiss Obama's achievements though, because he is only in the 1st year of his 1st term in office. He may make history yet.
On a more serious note, I do know of 2 people who recently committed suicide at a local company, after finding out that they were being laid off. This fact explains the weird statistics being praised in the newspapers, and it also means things are not really getting better. Definitely not for those two individuals and their grieving families.