If you want to see doublespeak at its best read the asinine report below. 27 states reported increases in unemployment. 16 states reported that their rates were the same. Now with that in plain view for the reader, the report out of Washington says State Jobless rates stabilize as layoffs slow. Insanity to the max. They think that you are so fucking stupid that you can not see that the reality of the numbers is that we are still collapsing. Lies, lies and still more lies out of Washington. And it isn't even 1984. State jobless rates stabilize as layoffs slow State unemployment rates stabilize as layoffs slow, job market slowly heals WASHINGTON (AP) -- State unemployment rates stabilized last month, reflecting a broader nationwide trend, according to a Labor Department report Friday. Sixteen states said their jobless rate was unchanged in February, seven reported declines and 27 reported increases. That's an improvement from January, when 30 states saw their rates rise, and much better than December, when joblessness rose in 43 states. The nationwide unemployment rate was 9.7 percent in February, the same as the previous month. Layoffs are slowing as the economy is recovering and there are signs that employers are stepping up hiring. The economy is likely to generate more than 150,000 new jobs this month, according to a survey of economists by Thomson Reuters. The national figures for March will be released next Friday. The jobless rate is forecast to remain at 9.7 percent. These "readings are consistent with labor markets beginning to show some stability," said Donald Schunk, an economist at Coastal Carolina University near Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.