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    U.S. Adds 146,000 Jobs; Jobless Rate Falls to 7.7%

    The government said Friday that employment growth was much better than expected in November, with the United States economy adding 146,000 jobs and the unemployment rate falling to 7.7 percent.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/08/bu...ls-to-7-7.html
    it's slowly crawling back. let's hope that the both sides don't screw it up by letting us go over the cliff, or by enacting the changes too quickly.

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    Re: U.S. Adds 146,000 Jobs; Jobless Rate Falls to 7.7%

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    it's slowly crawling back. let's hope that the both sides don't screw it up by letting us go over the cliff, or by enacting the changes too quickly.
    Is that taking into account seasonal jobs?

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    Re: U.S. Adds 146,000 Jobs; Jobless Rate Falls to 7.7%

    Still didn't even make the 200k jobs that is needed.....huh?

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    Re: U.S. Adds 146,000 Jobs; Jobless Rate Falls to 7.7%

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    Is that taking into account seasonal jobs?
    What I just heard on the radio was that it was larger than what they expected even with seasonal jobs. They also say all the unemployment numbers we've had recently reflect a sizable number no longer looking for work. So, while the unemployment rate is encouraging, we do have a large number no longer counted.

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    Re: U.S. Adds 146,000 Jobs; Jobless Rate Falls to 7.7%

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Still didn't even make the 200k jobs that is needed.....huh?
    Was anyone realistically expecting that? Last I checked, no one had a magic wand.

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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    Re: U.S. Adds 146,000 Jobs; Jobless Rate Falls to 7.7%

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    What I just heard on the radio was that it was larger than what they expected even with seasonal jobs. They also say all the unemployment numbers we've had recently reflect a sizable number no longer looking for work. So, while the unemployment rate is encouraging, we do have a large number no longer counted.
    How many dropped out of looking for work, effecting the unemployment numbers.
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    Re: U.S. Adds 146,000 Jobs; Jobless Rate Falls to 7.7%

    Quote Originally Posted by Born Free View Post
    How many dropped out of looking for work, effecting the unemployment numbers.
    350,000.

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    Re: U.S. Adds 146,000 Jobs; Jobless Rate Falls to 7.7%

    Should be "U.S. Adds 146,000 Jobs - 122,000 fewer than the required 268,000 to break even"

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    Re: U.S. Adds 146,000 Jobs; Jobless Rate Falls to 7.7%

    This report looks bad. I hope Sandy is the cause for it, and that we pick up.

    Employed

    Oct 12 - 143,384

    Nov 12 - 143,262

    Our employed numbers went down 122,000 workers, but unemployment went down to 7.7%.

    People are leaving the work force, lowering our participation. That doesn't seem like a good indicator to me.

    Employment Situation Summary Table A. Household data, seasonally adjusted

    Am I looking to far into the numbers?
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    Re: U.S. Adds 146,000 Jobs; Jobless Rate Falls to 7.7%

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Was anyone realistically expecting that?
    Not after the last four years, no.

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