The official definition of unemployment has not changed between 1982 and 2009; it is still data from the “Current Population Survey” commonly referred to as CPS. According to the “CPS“ data, in 1982, the median age of the labor force was 42,in the early 80's it was 35.
Sooo…connect the dots. Being young, not encumbered by family, they switch jobs much more frequently then the geezer set. Using common sense (something you evidently leave behind when you log on to DP) the younger populations has higher unemployment rates.
The second and the most damning stat which blows your “OPINION “out of the water, in the 8o's the CPS data covered about 93.% today it only covers about 89%. So yeah, in spite of your Bloviating and hurling of ad homs heather and yon…your“OPINION “still pretty well sucks.Go get yourself a big ole shot of Metamucil and beddey bye,gotta get prepared for anther day of slinging **** early tomorrow.:2wave
Last edited by Donc; 02-11-12 at 11:55 PM.
The haggardness of poverty is everywhere seen contrasted with the sleekness of wealth, the exhorted labor of some compensating for the idleness of others, wretched hovels by the side of stately colonnades, the rags of indigence blended with the ensigns of opulence; in a word, the most useless profusion in the midst of the most urgent wants.Jean-Baptiste Say
3. Do you think things in this country (are generally going in the right direction) or do you feel things (have gotten pretty seriously off on the wrong track)?
Right direction – 30%
Wrong track – 68%
What is that 2:1 ‘wrong track’? Apply blame where you want but remember he is the LEADER!
"God is the name by which I designate all things which cross my path violently and recklessly, all things which alter my plans and intentions, and change the course of my life, for better or for worse."
-C G Jung
Civilian labor force:
The workforce has not decreased by almost 6 million, it has increased by 560,000.
Still, by a factor of nearly 2 to 1, bush gets the blame for the current economy, which no doubt also affects the right track/wrong track poll.
If you want to cling to an argument of who gets the blame for when this thing started, as opposed to what has been done to fix it since, and hang your hat on that for a second term, you can, but it has never been a winning strategy.
Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.
Alexis de Tocqueville
And so in 2016 when the debt is approaching $20t will BHO get the blame or will you still blame GWB?Still, by a factor of nearly 2 to 1, bush gets the blame for the current economy, which no doubt also affects the right track/wrong track poll.