This is an update of a chart I have published a couple of times. The Obama Administration in the past couple of years has threatened at various times that a) the sequester and b) the government shutdown would have a devastating impact on employment. Here is the most recent job addition data (I would prefer just private job changes but this is public and private, via here).
I have helpfully annotated it with two government actions the Left claimed would negatively affect employment growth, and one item I claimed would do so. You be the judge:
The media published 6 zillion articles worrying or outright predicting in advance that the government shutdown would hurt the economy and destroy private employment. No such thing appears to have happened. But of course the media never, ever, ever goes back and retrospectively revisits predictions of doom gone wrong.