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    Re: Jobs recovery suffers setback in March

    The Lonly conservative? Are you kidding? This is your supporting data?

    This is from the "About" section of your link.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Johnson View Post
    You don't even know your own subject you claim to be proficient in. Statistics can be made up by anyone. Educate yourself to reading comprehension before shouting out anything.
    1) I never claimed to be proficient in statistics. I wish I was, or at least remembered what I was taught in college
    2) "statistics" can be made up by anyone, but good statistics aren't and try to control for most variables. Gallop is a prime example of good stats,in the realm of politics and survey. Most journals that deal with historical stats are very good as well

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    Re: Jobs recovery suffers setback in March

    Quote Originally Posted by xpiher View Post
    but good statistics aren't and try to control for most variables.
    Hence why I said statistics are flawed, and made up of opinions. Statistics cannot account for every variable and alternatives. If that were the case, this country would be so much better economically and health wise.
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    Re: Jobs recovery suffers setback in March

    Quote Originally Posted by Zen View Post
    The true unemployment rate is much higher than the official one. Unemployment numbers do not include people who have given up on looking for work. Nor do they include short-term temporary workers, such as those who were hired by the Obama administration to take the Census (artificially and duplicitously suppressing unemployment figures in the process).
    There is no such thing as a "true" unemployment rate. BLS provides six different ways of looking at the problem and for consistencies' sake they've settled on U-3 as the official statistic.
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    Re: Jobs recovery suffers setback in March

    Quote Originally Posted by Texmex View Post
    The Lonly conservative? Are you kidding? This is your supporting data?

    This is from the "About" section of your link.

    It's from Zero Hedge. What is it you dispute?

    Here, try this...

    Record 1.2 Million People Fall Out Of Labor Force In One Month, Labor Force Participation Rate Tumbles To Fresh 30 Year Low | ZeroHedge

    Tell me what you think is not true.
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    Re: Jobs recovery suffers setback in March

    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Johnson View Post
    You don't even know your own subject you claim to be proficient in. Statistics can be made up by anyone. Educate yourself to reading comprehension before shouting out anything.
    Actually, 58.3% of statistics are made up on the spot.
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    Re: Jobs recovery suffers setback in March

    I admittedly have not read thru all the pages of this conversation so sorry if I am repeating anything.

    I cannot understand why this would be perceived as a negative. We are gaining jobs. Any jobs created is a good thing to me. More jobs would be better but I am personally glad that their are more jobs this month than there were last month. And if next month only goes up by +100 then I will view that as a positive too. As long as we arent going negative things are improving.
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    Quote Originally Posted by muciti View Post
    I admittedly have not read thru all the pages of this conversation so sorry if I am repeating anything.

    I cannot understand why this would be perceived as a negative. We are gaining jobs. Any jobs created is a good thing to me. More jobs would be better but I am personally glad that their are more jobs this month than there were last month. And if next month only goes up by +100 then I will view that as a positive too. As long as we arent going negative things are improving.
    Our economy and financial markets pretty much require exponential growth. So there doesn't just need to be positive growth. There needs to be a positive RATE of growth. I.e., growth needs to grow.

    Long run, we will look like economic
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    Re: Jobs recovery suffers setback in March

    Quote Originally Posted by Neomalthusian View Post
    Our economy and financial markets pretty much require exponential growth. So there doesn't just need to be positive growth. There needs to be a positive RATE of growth. I.e., growth needs to grow.

    Long run, we will look like economic
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    I can agree with that to some extent. But keep in mind that not too long ago we were hemorraging jobs. We have to be realistic about our recovery. 400,000 jobs arent going to be created every month. The first step here is to stabilize the economy so that we have consistent growth. I think that is the best we can expect right now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by muciti View Post
    I can agree with that to some extent. But keep in mind that not too long ago we were hemorraging jobs. We have to be realistic about our recovery. 400,000 jobs arent going to be created every month. The first step here is to stabilize the economy so that we have consistent growth. I think that is the best we can expect right now.
    Good luck trying to gain power in business or politics being reasonable. Wild optimism has always been more attractive.

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