Unemployment on the Rise in 43 States

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    This should give Obama some incentive to make our economy, and job creation his number 1 priority. It is with the American people, and should be in DC.
    I don't know where this will be trending over the next few months, but I am hoping for a turn around sooner than later.

    WASHINGTON -- Unemployment rates rose in 43 states last month, the government said Friday, painting a bleak picture of the job market and illustrating nationwide data released two weeks ago.

    The rise in joblessness was a sharp change from November, when 36 states said their unemployment rates fell. Four states -- South Carolina, Delaware, Florida and North Carolina -- reported record-high jobless rates in December.

    New Jersey's rate, meanwhile, rose to a 33-year high of 10.1 percent while New York's reached a 26-year high of 9 percent.

    Texas and Georgia lost more jobs in December than they had gained the previous month, she noted, while Arizona and South Carolina lost nearly as many as they had gained.

    That is consistent with nationwide trends. Employers shed a net total of 85,00 jobs in December, the government said earlier this month, after notching a small gain of 4,000 jobs in November.

    In another nationwide trend, long-suffering states like California and Michigan saw their jobless rates stabilize even as they continued to bleed jobs. That's because thousands of frustrated workers gave up hunting for work and dropped out of the labor force, which means they aren't included in the unemployment rate.

    California lost 38,800 jobs, the most of any state. But its unemployment rate was unchanged at 12.4 percent, the fifth-highest in the nation. That's because 107,000 people, or 0.6 percent of the state's work force, gave up and stopped job-hunting.
    FOXNews.com - Unemployment Up in 43 States in December
     
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    The stock market dropped again, which was a lone bright spot. Probably another bubble.

    Things are looking worse, not better.
     
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    Oh no!!!! Obama is clueless. He's got the experience of a Community Organizer and zero real-world business experience. Furthermore, this is the reality of the Obama Administration:

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    The best thing for the economy is for Obama and Congress to take a long vacation.
     
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    With the holiday season being over, did anyone really expect to see anything but increases in unemployment? :confused:

    The one bright spot in this is that seven states did not suffer as bad.
     
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    It should, but it won't.

    Barry hasn't clue one how to help the economy, his last meeting on this excluded the chamber of commerce and business leaders.

    If he wants to help the country, he shgould resign and let someone else give it a try.
     
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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NmRXH7RkCZQ]YouTube - The Drunk: Joe Biden drunk singing gaffe Obama vice president[/ame]

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    I'm not worried, i heard Obama's next plan is to demand that someone come up with a solution ........ :eusa_whistle:
     
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    AI would love Country Joe Biden to give it a shot.

    He is dumb as dirt but would be relitivly harmless.
     
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    Geeze, the left was saying that it was adjusted for the holiday when the unemployment rate went down in a couple of months ago.
    Are you saying it wasn't? Which is it?
     
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    I do give credit where credit is due. Mr Obama traveled to Ohio today to talk about jobs and the economy.
    The question remains why he didn't remain in Washington and actually do something about the problems.
     
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