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    Re: Employers add no net jobs in Aug.; rate unchanged

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    Employment during the Obama Administration, January 2009 142.2 million employed, August 2011 139.6. U-6 unemployment 16.2%. Spin the actual numbers?

    2009 142221 141687 140854 140902 140438 140038 139817 139433 138768 138242 138381 137792
    2010 138333 138641 138905 139455 139420 139119 138960 139250 139391 139061 138888 139206
    2011 139323 139573 139864 139674 139779 139334 139296 139627
    Alright...

    August 2011 was better than August 2009.

    Unemployment has flatlined; it hasn't gotten any better but neither has it gotten any worse by the numbers.

    Based on August 2011 figures alone it looks like an uptick might be on the horizon.

    And if we're going to play the "which political party controlled Congress when and what was the economic effect" game, Republicans have controlled Congress since January of this year. Should we blame them for the jobs numbers not improving since they ran on a platform of job creation but instead it appears they're doing everything they can to kill job growth?

    Two can play at that game, Mister.

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    Re: Employers add no net jobs in Aug.; rate unchanged

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post

    Sorry, that is bull****, 10.8%unemployment, 20 misery index, 17.5% + mortgate rates and it started in July 1981 ended in Nov. 1982 due to a pro growth economic policy.
    10.8% unemployment is worse than th 14% unemployment Bush handed Obama?

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    Re: Employers add no net jobs in Aug.; rate unchanged

    Quote Originally Posted by Objective Voice View Post
    Alright...

    August 2011 was better than August 2009.

    Unemployment has flatlined; it hasn't gotten any better but neither has it gotten any worse by the numbers.

    Based on August 2011 figures alone it looks like an uptick might be on the horizon.

    And if we're going to play the "which political party controlled Congress when and what was the economic effect" game, Republicans have controlled Congress since January of this year. Should we blame them for the jobs numbers not improving since they ran on a platform of job creation but instead it appears they're doing everything they can to kill job growth?

    Two can play at that game, Mister.
    Obama spent over a trillion dollars to generate those numbers, shouldn't they be better? Labor force dropping, net job loss, fewer employed, U-6 is 16.2%. That your idea of success?

    As for control of Congress, obviously you don't even know what Congress is if you believe Republicans control it. Better stop while way behind. Let another liberal here explain it to you.

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    Re: Employers add no net jobs in Aug.; rate unchanged

    Quote Originally Posted by the makeout hobo View Post
    My position is that the republicans and republican pressure is largely to blame for the poor job growth. Let's look at some more recent numbers, conservative.

    Jobs created, per thousands, by month

    Jan 68
    Feb 235
    Mar 194
    Apr 217 (GOP threatens to shutdown gov., gets major spending cuts)
    May 53
    Jun 20
    Jul 85 (may-jul: spending cuts take effect, GOP holds debt ceiling raise hostage, gets more spending cuts)
    Aug 0 (GOP wins even more spending cuts)


    So it seems to me, that the GOP's crusade for spending cuts is doing some harm to the economy. Now, I'll do something Conservative never does: give a source for my numbers!

    http://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/data/PAYEMS.txt
    I'm just going to post this again, as my evidence that the current drop in employment is due to Republican antics. I mean, what do we expect when one party is so fanatical that they'll oppose disaster relief to get what they want?
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    Re: Employers add no net jobs in Aug.; rate unchanged

    Quote Originally Posted by Sheik Yerbuti View Post
    10.8% unemployment is worse than th 14% unemployment Bush handed Obama?
    Obama liked it so much that he increased it to 16.2 and did so by spending about a trillion dollars.

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    Re: Employers add no net jobs in Aug.; rate unchanged

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post

    Employment during the Obama Administration, January 2009 142.2 million employed, August 2011 139.6. U-6 unemployment 16.2%. Spin the actual numbers?

    2009 142221 141687 140854 140902 140438 140038 139817 139433 138768 138242 138381 137792
    2010 138333 138641 138905 139455 139420 139119 138960 139250 139391 139061 138888 139206
    2011 139323 139573 139864 139674 139779 139334 139296 139627
    Those numbers are bull****, Con. Why do you keep posting false information?

    Here are the actual numbers -- notice how different they are from yours in 2009 and 2010.

    Bureau of Labor Statistics Data

    How many more warnings do you need to stay away from numbers because you're making a fool of yourself, until you heed such generous advice?

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    Re: Employers add no net jobs in Aug.; rate unchanged

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    Obama liked it so much that he increased it to 16.2 and did so by spending about a trillion dollars.
    Umm... where are you getting 16.2 from?
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    Re: Employers add no net jobs in Aug.; rate unchanged

    Quote Originally Posted by iamitter View Post
    There are jobs available. Its not the employers' faults that the people out of work don't have the skills needed for them. It's not Obama's, either. Until those people smarten up, we're likely to see this high of an unemployment for quite some time. I've been saying that this is likely to be the new normal since I joined this board. The government's done about as much as it can to fix this. The government won't fix this and neither will the free market. It'll either be death or the changing of human nature. I'm not sure which will come sooner
    I don't see it as the private sector or the gov't's fault, but there ARE things that both can do help. The problem is a skills mismatch, the solution is a better education system that should involve cooperation between the private sector and the government, like technical schools.

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    Re: Employers add no net jobs in Aug.; rate unchanged

    Quote Originally Posted by the makeout hobo View Post
    I'm just going to post this again, as my evidence that the current drop in employment is due to Republican antics. I mean, what do we expect when one party is so fanatical that they'll oppose disaster relief to get what they want?
    I gave you the link to BLS, hope you enjoy the cite which will help your credibility which isn't too good right now

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    Re: Employers add no net jobs in Aug.; rate unchanged

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    I gave you the link to BLS, hope you enjoy the cite which will help your credibility which isn't too good right now
    What part of my graph do you disagree with?
    The Makeout Hobo is real, and does indeed travel around the country in his van and make out with ladies... If you meet the Makeout Hobo, it is customary to greet him with a shot of whiskey and a high five (if you are a dude) or passionate makeouts (if you are a lady).

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