Jobless Rate Rises to 9.9 Percent.

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    I thought we were out of the recession and everything was looking up????

    Can you imagine how bad Bush would be getting hammered right now if the unemployment rate was still this high.... It has been downhill ever since the Democrats took control of Congress... and Obama's policies obviously aren't making it any better.

    Jobs up 290,000; jobless rate rises to 9.9 pct. - Yahoo! Finance
     
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    Counting people who have given up looking for work and part-timers who would prefer to be working full time, the so-called underemployment rate rose to 17.1 in April.
     
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    The situation is still bad, but for the first time in over a year I see real improvement. The key figure for me was over 200,000 private sector jobs were added. Even the 9.9% unemployment rate is encouraging, because it means a number of folks who ran out of unemployment are trying to enter the work force. The numbers are still huge. Hope we can continue with the lastest progress. In the short term, the loss of Census jobs in the laste summer will be a problem.
     
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    One in every five American men between 24 and 54 is now unemployed!!!!


    Make no mistake............this radical of a president of ours has one priority: to bury capitalism and have government take control of everything. There is NOTHING he is doing with policy to make anybody think to the contrary.


    When he said "change" he meant it. I think there are many millions of Americans out there who had no clue what he really meant!!!

    Thankfully for all Americans, November is just around the corner!!!
     
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    You have to look at what's really going on. The Unemployment rate is basically the percentage of people working or trying to work who can't find a job. From March to April MORE people started working AND MORE people started looking for work. So the rate went up....but Employment as a percentage of the population also went up (58.6% to 58.8%)

    Again, more people working, more people looking for work, jobs added, overall, not bad.
     
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    Gee....lemme guess....that's what Porky Limbaugh says, huh??

    :rolleyes:


    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35CLNIAAEik]YouTube - RUSH LIMBAUGH THE PHONY SOLDER[/ame]

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    Nice deflection

    As everyone on here will attest, even my left wing opponents, I do not use commentary by any entertainer as proof or justification for any stance

    My statement came directly from the stats in the source articles from news agencies
     
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    ....Primarily, the first-generation Teabaggers!!!!

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4h3cJQJkc_o]YouTube - Right America: Feeling Wronged - Some Voices from the Campaign Trail[/ame]


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    Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight.....ya' just forgot the link, huh?

    :rolleyes:
     
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    I have work available for those willing to work nights and weekends. Contract labor with no benefits.
    And no takers.
    "How many off days, paid holidays and benefits do I get?" is all they are interested in.
     

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