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    Re: Unemployment claims show a big drop

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Yeah, my problem however is that I have a PhD in physics. So I'm very restricted in where I can work because there isn't just a "something" that I'm not so overqualified for that someone would give me a shot (mostly because once the economy improves, they'd figure I'd jet out of there for the first R&D job I could get...which wouldn't be far from the truth). So it's academia (where there are no teaching jobs left) or industry (where the high tech sector has been demolished).

    Go to school, get an education and a degree so you can get a better job. I kept hearing that. Turns out not to be so true. If the government forgets the people and works in it's own and corporate interests for too long, it doesn't matter what your education level is because the economy will become so f'd up that it doesn't matter.
    do you have to mention the PhD? seems an undergrad in physics ought to "barely over qualify" you for plenty of work.

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    Re: Unemployment claims show a big drop

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    i hear you. i'm masters level molecular / microbiology. most R&D (at least in my area) is hiring temporary contractors instead of real employees. i did this; now i am back in academia. and i feel very lucky, even though it's significantly less pay. i job searched all of this past summer as my contract was coming to an end. there weren't a lot of jobs listed, and most of those that were had a leading candidate, so they were not real job postings. businesses are trying to outsource everything. the only jobs they aren't outsourcing are the people sitting at desks dealing with the CROs that the work has been outsourced to.
    I'll be contracting in a couple of years. The plan is to make and sock away enough money rapidly that I can afford to do most anything afterwards - it's exceedingly unpredictable.

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    Re: Unemployment claims show a big drop

    This was inevitable and in reality more bad news because as Daily Finance says the real unemployment number is closer to 16.6% that the published 9.whatever, and the reason is more people are now falling off the rolls and once you reach a certain low point there has to be a time when the numbers will seem to flatten out.

    We are there and the next numbers will will frightening.

    You have to look to the actual cause of any change in numbers and not get excited when it appears to be getting better, remember numbers don't lie but people do, and things are not always as they appear to be.

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    Re: Unemployment claims show a big drop

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    You should instead run for a book on basic logic. The statistic in question deals with NEW claims for unemployment. It has absolutely nothing to do with people who are already unemployed.
    Nothing, except, that when thier unemploment benefits run out, they are dropped from the equation. Thus affecting the unemployment rate.

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    Re: Unemployment claims show a big drop

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    People are giving up. I've been looking for a job for quite some time now. Can't seem to track one down.
    They're out there... have you tried staffing agencies?

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    Re: Unemployment claims show a big drop

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    I'll be contracting in a couple of years. The plan is to make and sock away enough money rapidly that I can afford to do most anything afterwards - it's exceedingly unpredictable.
    good luck, and i hope that it works out well for you. i enjoyed my job, but did not like the fact that i didn't get sick days or vacation days and that the position ended. however, it got me industry experience with a great company. the negative part is feeling like Pinocchio hoping to be made into a real boy every day.

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    Re: Unemployment claims show a big drop

    By best wishes for those in need of work. I have been self-employed for over a decade, and been able to weather it out so far.

    Regarding the national situation, things will not improve for so long as Obama is President. They can get worse though, while he is there. He has to go. He is the most inept and misguided President ever, and there is not a close second. He is a colossal ****-up.

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