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That was how The Jumpstart Our Business Startups (or JOBS ) Act of November 2011 was "sold" to the American Citizens. Period! The unemployment rate was reported, by the BLS, at 8.6% for December 2011. 
What REALLY was the JOBS Act? Two words: TAX HIKES!
EXCERPT: " In the end, the tax hikes would be permanent while the jobs policies temporary; thus, the proposal is really a tax hike plan rather than a jobs plan." 
For Nov 2013 (two years later ), the actual unemployment figure was 11.1% 
And then came the MOTHER of all lies and tax hikes: The ACA/Obamacare