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09:07 AM on 09/03/2010
The summer of recovery continues!!!!!!
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thepheonix
thepheonix..is that better Dems?
09:05 AM on 09/03/2010
Well Dims...

I think it is time to cash in the chips.

You're going bye-bye
09:13 AM on 09/03/2010
And like the GOP had nothing to do with this by voting "no" on every piece of legislation that could have helped the jobs situation.
09:35 AM on 09/03/2010
The GOP did what they were elected to do - stop Democrats.

You all elected the Dems and won a super majority and still couldn't get your agenda passed.

Think about that for awhile..........
10:29 AM on 09/03/2010
Don't the Dems have the majority in both houses? Why won't you admit that the "porkulus" bill did NOTHING. It was a dismal failure and they are already talking about ANOTHER one.
09:17 AM on 09/03/2010
Why? The Republicans aren't interested in creating jobs. Well, at least not in this country.
08:30 PM on 09/03/2010
LOL....
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Americulchie
Unapologetic Liberal
09:05 AM on 09/03/2010
It seems now that no one cares anymore about creating jobs for those of us willing to work.
09:49 AM on 09/03/2010
We need Labor Tariffs, Environmental Tariffs, Safety-standard Tariffs, ADA Tariffs, and Affirmative Action Tariffs. All of those put us at a competitive disadvantage. THEN jobs would flow back into the U.S.
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pj-smith
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09:05 AM on 09/03/2010
How about instead of skewing the numbers statistically, they just tell us how many able bodied americans cannot find a job?
09:11 AM on 09/03/2010
Its much higher than 9.6%
09:12 AM on 09/03/2010
I believe the actual unemployment, when taking into consideration, underemployment and those who have stopped looking is at 18.6%
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usna73
We are all in this together
09:17 AM on 09/03/2010
U-6 ticked up to 16.7%, up two ticks. Curiously, the long term unemployed (>27 weeks) went down by two ticks. I suspect that the two numbers reflect those people who are now losing UI benefits (99 weeks) and still not working. That coincides with the fall of Lehman etc. in 2008.
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catbite
09:05 AM on 09/03/2010
The numbers they come up with mean nothng. More people are looking for jobs so the unemployment rate goes up? What does that mean? I am unemployed and no one has ever asked me if I am looking for a job, although I search every day. It's all a cover up, just like the BP disaster. But, output is down which means that emloyers have squeezed as much life as they can out of the staff they have, and in order to grow they will need to hire more people. We can only hope, because the hope-and-change President is turning a blind eye.
09:08 AM on 09/03/2010
I agree with you, and am also looking for a job.
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Americulchie
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09:09 AM on 09/03/2010
It appears so!This is not the hope and change I voted for.
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lemmyk73
When you see a Rainbow, it is God having gay sex.
09:04 AM on 09/03/2010
What do you expect when the "stimulus" was just a free bonus for big ceo's nicely gift wrapped from Obama? It was never meant to be used to create jobs.
09:08 AM on 09/03/2010
It was nothing but a huge union welfare check.
09:08 AM on 09/03/2010
Dont forget the giveaways to unions, They did very well with their share of GM and the rest of the stimulus money. And we still are giving the unions more and more but we call it a "jobs bill". Yeah, right. C'mon November. We have to stop this madness.
09:46 AM on 09/03/2010
GM is an important American Automobile Company employing Americans for over 100 years. Detroit is really hurting and GM is pretty much the only thing holding that city up right now. To have allowed it to fail would have caused unemployment to go up even higher than it already is there.
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09:03 AM on 09/03/2010
I am sure glad the "Summer of Recovery" is almost over...
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mbo2
09:07 AM on 09/03/2010
next is the "Winter of our Discontent"
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09:02 AM on 09/03/2010
Summer of Recovery continues to hum along.
09:01 AM on 09/03/2010
Does anyone really believe it's 9.6%?
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lemmyk73
When you see a Rainbow, it is God having gay sex.
09:04 AM on 09/03/2010
it is actually at around 18%. But you wont hear Obama tell the truth about it.
09:49 AM on 09/03/2010
He has always stated clearly whenever he mentions unemployment rates that they do not include those who have dropped out of the labor market.
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deepintheheartoftejas
Middle o/t Road = Yellow stripes & dead armadillos
03:23 PM on 09/04/2010
It depends on how you define unemployment. The Bureau of Labor & Statistics publishes a several different measurements of it. The official rate is the U3 number, is 9.6. This is the rate that conforms to the standard definition of unemployment set by the International Labour Organization. It's easily comparable to the unemployment rates of Canada, the EU, Japan, Mexico, etc. It's the same basic methodology that's been in place for 70 years.

The BLS also publishes other methods, including the U6 rate, which many people feel is more accurate (it includes people who want to work but who have given up after months of searching, and people forced to take part-time work but who wish they could work fulltime). The U6 numbers are currently 16.5%.

You can look up these figures, the methodologies, and much other data at bls.gov.
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Darcman
Don't B afraid of the Darc!
09:05 AM on 09/03/2010
Only the stupid people!
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sueinmn
09:01 AM on 09/03/2010
When the unemployed stop looking for work, they are no longer counted in the jobless rate.

This just kills me! We dont stop looking, they just stop watching us to see if were looking! They drop us like a hot potatoe so they can lie about the real unemployed numbers. Big shell game.
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RedArmy
09:06 AM on 09/03/2010
You are absolutely correct, these are the people falling off the grid.True unemployment is currently probably as high as 17%, but we will never know because of the manipulation of data.
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outtopastur
Ask Us If We Care
09:18 AM on 09/03/2010
It's almost like watching the long-term unemployed fall off the end of a LONG conveyor belt and into the abyss. They just cease to exist.
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09:00 AM on 09/03/2010
Not as bad. The private sector created jobs which means that the fears of a double dip recession are unfounded.
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mbo2
09:06 AM on 09/03/2010
ooooooooooookay, what part of "private sector jobs added did not keep up with population gorwth" did you not understand?
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mavsguy842
09:12 AM on 09/03/2010
More people join the work force every day. Just to keep unemployment steady the economy must continuously add jobs. The total number of jobs could go up but if it's not enough unemployment will also go up. Fears of a double-dip aren't unfounded.

I'm not saying a double-dip recession WILL happen, but worrying about it isn't ridiculous.
09:45 AM on 09/03/2010
What if there is no "double dip", but that the economy just stays down where it is now for a long time? Is that what they call an L-shaped recession?
SECT Dem
former Dem. Can't be wrong forever
09:00 AM on 09/03/2010
jobs not saved.
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Christopher Bonante
08:59 AM on 09/03/2010
More BS numbers from Govt.