The GOP screams for fewer government jobs and more private sector. That is precisely what happens under Obama, and so they say he has failed miserably.
Not sure I understand it either, but that is what the latest job figures seem to say — 120,000 or so new private sector jobs, 20,000 fewer government jobs, and all the GOP presidential candidates take a break from calling for slashing government jobs to say “There! I told you so!” Good analysis of the situation can be found here (click).
The GOP can also take solace, I suppose, that several hundred thousand have quit looking for work. Of course, the current meme is that anyone who hasn’t got a job is just lazy, so we can ignore them, or find another way to count them so Obama’s jobless numbers look worse. That really is the critical goal.