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    Unemployment Falls To 5.1% For Govt Workers, Lowest Among All Industries

    There was good news for American workers in August—if government was their employer.

    The unemployment rate for government wage and salaries workers dropped from 5.7 percent in July to 5.1 percent in August. At the same time, the number of government wage and salary workers counted as unemployed dropped by 123,000 people from 1,182,000 in July to 1,059,000 in August.

    The Bureau of Labor Statistics counts someone as a government wage and salary worker if they are not in the military and they are currently employed by any level of government—local, state or federal—or they are unemployed, they are looking for work, and their last job was for any level of government.

    The 5.1 percent unemployment rate for government workers was the lowest unemployment rate for any of 17 different categories and subcategories of industries for which employment is tracked and published on a month-to-month basis by the Department of Labor. These include nonagricultural private wage and salary workers; mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction workers; construction workers; manufacturing workers; durable goods manufacturing workers; nondurable goods manufacturing workers; wholesale and retail trade workers; transportation and utilities workers; information workers; financial activities workers; professional and business services workers; education and health services workers; leisure and hospitality workers; workers in other services; agricultural and related private wage and salary workers; and self-employed, unincorporated and unpaid family workers.
    Unemployment Drops to 5.1 Percent For Govt Workers

    which sector is it again that's doing just fine?

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    Re: Unemployment Falls To 5.1% For Govt Workers, Lowest Among All Industries

    in may, 2012, twice as many americans applied for new food stamps compared to their more or less fortunate neighbors who started cashing one of those 10 to 12 dollar per hour paychecks

    Nearly 17 million Americans repeatedly short of food: report | Reuters

    173,000 americans enrolled for food stamps in may, 96K low-paying, entry level, go-nowhere food service and retail jobs were created

    bill clinton would call it "arithmetic"

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    Re: Unemployment Falls To 5.1% For Govt Workers, Lowest Among All Industries

    Quote Originally Posted by The Prof View Post
    in may, 2012, twice as many americans applied for new food stamps compared to their more or less fortunate neighbors who started cashing one of those 10 to 12 dollar per hour paychecks

    Nearly 17 million Americans repeatedly short of food: report | Reuters

    173,000 americans enrolled for food stamps in may, 96K low-paying, entry level, go-nowhere food service and retail jobs were created

    bill clinton would call it "arithmetic"
    Yeah, and Romney's not going to do anything to help them either.
    Also, we need to legalize recreational drugs and prostitution.

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    Re: Unemployment Falls To 5.1% For Govt Workers, Lowest Among All Industries

    Why is this a good thing? It shows how much the government is in for itself and not the country.

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    Re: Unemployment Falls To 5.1% For Govt Workers, Lowest Among All Industries

    Quote Originally Posted by Daktoria View Post
    Why is this a good thing? It shows how much the government is in for itself and not the country.
    No it doesn't.

    What it shows is that government jobs are the only jobs that can't be outsourced to developing nations by corporations who race to the bottom when it comes to labor costs.

    We can't outsource DMV workers to India. We can't outsource border patrol to Mexico. We can't outsource the Coast Guard to China.
    Also, we need to legalize recreational drugs and prostitution.

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    Re: Unemployment Falls To 5.1% For Govt Workers, Lowest Among All Industries

    I'm still trying to wrap my head around how you call someone who is unemployed a "government worker."
    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: Unemployment Falls To 5.1% For Govt Workers, Lowest Among All Industries

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    I'm still trying to wrap my head around how you call someone who is unemployed a "government worker."
    They aren't.

    They're saying that of those who are unemployed, 5.1% used to be employed as a government worker.
    Also, we need to legalize recreational drugs and prostitution.

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    Re: Unemployment Falls To 5.1% For Govt Workers, Lowest Among All Industries

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    No it doesn't.

    What it shows is that government jobs are the only jobs that can't be outsourced to developing nations by corporations who race to the bottom when it comes to labor costs.

    We can't outsource DMV workers to India. We can't outsource border patrol to Mexico. We can't outsource the Coast Guard to China.
    Right... so let's bloat bureaucracy just to keep people employed at home. Broken windows and free lunches for everyone.

    Maybe people should communicate better so production has a nation to care about beyond the bottomline.

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    Re: Unemployment Falls To 5.1% For Govt Workers, Lowest Among All Industries

    Quote Originally Posted by The Prof View Post
    Unemployment Drops to 5.1 Percent For Govt Workers

    which sector is it again that's doing just fine?

    What happened to the trickle down for the private sector ???

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    Re: Unemployment Falls To 5.1% For Govt Workers, Lowest Among All Industries

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    No it doesn't.

    What it shows is that government jobs are the only jobs that can't be outsourced to developing nations by corporations who race to the bottom when it comes to labor costs.
    umm..... no. Firstly, lots of government jobs are outsourced and secondly, this mostly shows that the government is often immune to the need to run efficiently or remain anywhere close to the black. Government workers enjoy job security unlike most of the private sector. However, lots of private sector jobs cant be offshored. Plumbing, for example. Drilling, for another.

    We can't outsource DMV workers to India. We can't outsource border patrol to Mexico. We can't outsource the Coast Guard to China.
    do you know what outsourcing is?

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