-JryanI'm coming to see that no matter what law we regulate, be it the stand your ground act, there is never an objective morally right answer to any morale question; in fact, since there are multiple objectively right answers to every moral question that leaves us with a lot of grey area and a lot of black area (not in the racial since).
In yet another sign the economy is improving, first time unemployment benefit claims dropped this week.
Last week, the number of people continuing to collect jobless benefits dropped to 3,43 Mil (a 100,000 loss, that is good), but the number does not include workers who recieve extended benefits under federal programs. I wish they included these since we pay for them.
The workers under federal programs also reduced by 22,800 to 3.48 Mil. That is good too.
So far, you really can't be disappointed with those numbers.
However, the marginally attached is currently around 2.8 million. These are people who have stopped looking for work. Fed Chair Ben Bernanke pointed out that this number may be going up. That is one number that we really have a hard time maintaining, so it isn't a strong indicator.
The strongest indicator we have is workforce. How big is it. In June 2009, the labor force was at 154,730,000 people; the current number is 154,395,000. When this number goes up, Unemployment comes down, and the marginally attached goes down (it would have to be significant), then I would agree with your statement. But hey, the silver lining here is less tax payer money is going out to people who "don't have jobs."
Also, we have to wait on the Seasonally Adjusted Numbers, they are only estimates.
"We ain't a sharp species. We kill each other over arguments about what happens when you die, then fail to see the ******* irony in that." - Justin Halpern