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    Re: Only 115,000 jobs added in April; unemployment rate dips to 8.1 percent

    Quote Originally Posted by Hare View Post
    Oops, Completely misread J-Mac's statement, my fault entirely.
    hard to admit, and few do it on this forum - props.

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    Re: Only 115,000 jobs added in April; unemployment rate dips to 8.1 percent

    You know - this whole thing has me stumped.

    If it's been, what, 4 or 5 years of this unemployment spiral. . . and we've only regained a small portion of the jobs that were once lost - what about those who weren't even *of age* when things bottomed out: what are they doing?

    Aside that those who are unemployed aren't finding employment . . . what are these 'new people' to the employment circles doing at age 22 / 26 (etc)
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    Re: Only 115,000 jobs added in April; unemployment rate dips to 8.1 percent

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    You know - this whole thing has me stumped.

    If it's been, what, 4 or 5 years of this unemployment spiral. . . and we've only regained a small portion of the jobs that were once lost - what about those who weren't even *of age* when things bottomed out: what are they doing?

    Aside that those who are unemployed aren't finding employment . . . what are these 'new people' to the employment circles doing at age 22 / 26 (etc)
    They're likely applying their youthful energy to exhaustion for buyer's-market employers, and at the expense of people in their fifties who are thus forced to take "early retirement" before their IRAs have matured to ever be of real retirement value.
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    Re: Only 115,000 jobs added in April; unemployment rate dips to 8.1 percent

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    You know - this whole thing has me stumped.

    If it's been, what, 4 or 5 years of this unemployment spiral. . . and we've only regained a small portion of the jobs that were once lost - what about those who weren't even *of age* when things bottomed out: what are they doing?

    Aside that those who are unemployed aren't finding employment . . . what are these 'new people' to the employment circles doing at age 22 / 26 (etc)
    We actually have not regained any lost jobs. We have only lost more. With new folks entering the work force, we have to look at breaking-even on jobs at about 130K new ones per month minimum. Looking at where we where when this recession started, we are now at about 11.4%. We got folks who quit looking for work, and who stopped making house payments a year or more ago, but haven't been tossed yet because the banks expect they will at least mow the yard.

    We are nothing but a bigger house of cards than we were 4 years ago.

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    Re: Only 115,000 jobs added in April; unemployment rate dips to 8.1 percent

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    You know - this whole thing has me stumped.

    If it's been, what, 4 or 5 years of this unemployment spiral. . . and we've only regained a small portion of the jobs that were once lost - what about those who weren't even *of age* when things bottomed out: what are they doing?

    Aside that those who are unemployed aren't finding employment . . . what are these 'new people' to the employment circles doing at age 22 / 26 (etc)

    well, lots of them are moving back in with mom and dad and either unemployed or working part time at McD's.

    This adminsitration has dicked this recovery all up.

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    Re: Only 115,000 jobs added in April; unemployment rate dips to 8.1 percent

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    well, lots of them are moving back in with mom and dad and either unemployed or working part time at McD's.

    This adminsitration has dicked this recovery all up.
    They've actually now named my generation the boomerang generation. Because we leave the house and then come right back again.

    Boomerang Generation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Re: Only 115,000 jobs added in April; unemployment rate dips to 8.1 percent

    Quote Originally Posted by Eighty Deuce View Post
    We actually have not regained any lost jobs. We have only lost more. With new folks entering the work force, we have to look at breaking-even on jobs at about 130K new ones per month minimum. Looking at where we where when this recession started, we are now at about 11.4%. We got folks who quit looking for work, and who stopped making house payments a year or more ago, but haven't been tossed yet because the banks expect they will at least mow the yard.

    We are nothing but a bigger house of cards than we were 4 years ago.
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    Re: Only 115,000 jobs added in April; unemployment rate dips to 8.1 percent

    You can only laugh at the irony here

    The only Job boom I'm aware of in this country right now is in North Dakota for the oil companies & Obama had nothing to do with this. In fact he's trying to kill it in several ways with his fascist EPA trying to regulate them out of business

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    Re: Only 115,000 jobs added in April; unemployment rate dips to 8.1 percent

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Amazing, just amazing all of the right wingers who expect government to be the solution to the problem.


    I'm one of those "right wingers" who realizes that the government won't solve our problems.

    Private enterprise is solving the real problem by moving jobs to China as fast as possible.

    Once blue collar workers are willing to accept jobs paying 30 to 40 percent less, some of those jobs might come back to America.

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    Re: Only 115,000 jobs added in April; unemployment rate dips to 8.1 percent

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    Reducing the portion of resources being funneled through less productive venues and moving them to more productive uses increases net productivity.

    glad to help.
    Reducing the amount of government spending does not equate to an increase in private sector investment. Companies have to believe that boosting their productive capacities will equate to greater sales, and therefore revenue. As it stands, investors are paying a premium (meaning negative yields) to ensure their returns are guaranteed.

    So do tell! Why would an investor be willing to accept a negative return when they can move their investments into industries that are far more productive (not that i expect you to be able to answer it objectively)?
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