I guess i cannot help but point out all the contradictions in economics but, why do we always fall for this meme that the more jobs we create within a certain industry the better off we are. For instance if we built houses that all fall down within a couple of years we could probably easily reach full employment. Our medical system seems pretty efficient in terms of job creation with not only those who actually practice medicine but all the countless hours of work of insurance bureacrats, marketing and public relation agencies, and redundant pharmaceutical production.
Also we here that trade agreements with South Korea and the like are going to create hundreds of thousands of jobs when in fact such numbers are simply an estimate of one side of an economic equation. in general such agreement are simply a rearranging of existing trade such as a former american export going to China and now instead going to South Korea. but the perception we are feed is that jobs are simply be created out of whole cloth and which only the export side of the equation is considered