Christmas Season: Will Hiring ease unemployment?

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  1. PLYMCO_PILGRIM
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    I'm predicting that for the month of november unemployment may not get as worse as it has for each of the last 10 months.

    I know retail isn't a huge sector of the economy but many retailers do a TON of hiring starting in mid-october. I know when I was a retail manager many of the people I hired were either "temps" or part-timers so their numbers really wouldn't go to help unemployement.

    That being said I still think we may see unemployment appear to be getting much better when novembers reports come out in december. The economic indicators do seem ripe for an increase in employment across many sectors not just retail.

    Here is hoping things turn around in the next month or 2.
     
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    i dont see it....people arent shopping....most are worried about paying bills and having a job come this winter...construction is suffering badly....just think of all kinds of trades that puts on the ropes all winter....i wont be spending much for winter solstice....a good meal....a few gifts...but we are never ones to celebrate christmas in a big way....our big event is a combo that normally is celebrated on christmas eve....we will put on lights on a tree in the pasture....and decorate the mantle...but nothing big...

    so i dont see a lot of seasonal hiring...but fortunately most are not scrooges like me
     
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    There's going to be a Christmas this year?
     
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    No I'm stealing it

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    I wouldn't bet on it,

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    Some seasonal hiring will occur, but I don't think it will be anything like years previous to 2008, it will probably be closer to 2008 levels.
     
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    Too late. The atheists already stole it. It's true. I read it on USMB. :lol:
     
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    Quite hitting on me.
     
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    Christmas workers are only temporary so the ease, if any, would just be temporary.
     
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    You really think part time jobs with no benefits at or near minimum wage is really going to do something for who are drawing more than that on unemployment?
     
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    Kmart did better last christmas season then the year before, if it wasn't for Sears they would probably being doing a lot better right now. I think you will see better numbers at the discount stores and terrible numbers at department stores. Macy's is like a ghost town here but I went to Walmart yesterday and it the place was nuts.
     

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