Unemployment Rate Falls To 8.1 Percent As People Give Up On Looking For Work

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    The decline was mainly due to 342,000 people leaving the labor force, meaning the BLS had stopped counting them as unemployed. The number of employed people in the nation actually fell by 169,000.

    About 12.5 million people are still unemployed, and a record 88.4 million people are considered "not in the labor force," according to the BLS. The labor-force participation rate -- the percentage of the work-age population either working or looking for work -- dropped to 63.6 percent, the lowest since December 1981.

    "It's hard to see the good news here," David Semmens, senior U.S. economist at Standard Chartered, wrote in a research note.

    Obama will consider this a success.......:clap2::clap2:

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    More people went on disaiblity than found a job.

    Sad state of obamamerica.
     
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    Obama and the morons that support him think this is great. The more people that are dependent upon government the better. Can they create enough dependents before November?
     
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    And mind-numbed fools will consider it the truth.

    Why should retired people and the disabled people be counted as IN the workforce????
     
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    Wait for the obama howlers saying that doesn't mean a thing. and attack you because you don't like that the unemployment rate dropped.:lol:
     
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    Remember how CON$ used to tell us that only the Gallup poll was an accurate when he was higher than the BLS??? I wonder why CON$ no longer post Gallup's daily unemployment numbers???? Could it be because Gallup has UE at 7.9%???

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    At this point if you believe UE is getting better it's like admitting your stupid. At this point we could create 47 jobs in a month and UE would literallly stay the same with a 75% chance of going down.
     
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    Why would I look at a poll VS hard numbers? I mean, why? The only point you have is "look at what a conservative POLLING agency has to say." That’s like comparing polling of an election to the actual election numbers. Here we don’t even have but 80k jobs created, UE should have gone up and yet somehow it managed to go down… How is that possible, can you tell me?

    Think how great Bush's UE numbers would have been if he could subtrack 300,000-400,000 people a month? That's all Obama is doing.
     
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    wacking your doodles in a circle doesnt change the facts.

    The baby boomers were expected to start retiring by any sane look at the data.

    gee imagine that they boomers are getting old enough to retire and that same group that has dominataed all the numbers since they days they began to be born are doing the same thing in old age.


    Now the right is blaming Obama for a generation buldge that happened well before he himself was born.
     
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