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    re: U.S. unemployment falls to 7.5% in April [W: 348, 360]

    They're not unemployed at all because they're not trying to get ajob...they're Not in the Labor Force
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    re: U.S. unemployment falls to 7.5% in April [W: 348, 360]

    Quote Originally Posted by Gimmesometruth View Post

    Complete falsehood, employment levels had stabilized in 2010.

    Hmm, again he runs off rather than admit he's wrong. Imagine that?

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    re: U.S. unemployment falls to 7.5% in April [W: 348, 360]

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    And your ridiculous claim that because you ignore the fact that discouraged workers aren't counted as unemployed in the U-3 numbers that Obama's unemployment performance is better than other GOP Presidents. How did the discouraged worker count during Reagan's term look?
    Why does that make a difference? Discouraged weren't part of the U-5 (the equivalent of the current U-3) back then. The definition of Discouraged changed in 1994, so there's no real comparison.
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    re: U.S. unemployment falls to 7.5% in April [W: 348, 360]

    Quote Originally Posted by The Prof View Post
    Unemployed has always been defined as those not working who are trying to get a job. Someone not trying to work is not unemployed, they just don't have a job...Students, retirees, stay home spouses, independently wealthy, whatever.
    Therefore, since the world has still/Much good, but much less good than ill,
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    I'd face it as a wise man would,/And train for ill and not for good.

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    re: U.S. unemployment falls to 7.5% in April [W: 348, 360]

    I notice how threads like this appear whenever there's good news
    you call 166,000 jobs, 20% of em temp, the majority in low wage service and retail, increasing numbers reduced to part time, an alarming spike in the number of youth giving up and dropping out...

    in times like these

    you call THAT good news

    again, even dumb barack obama won't go THERE

    party on, peeps

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    re: U.S. unemployment falls to 7.5% in April [W: 348, 360]

    Quote Originally Posted by pinqy View Post
    Why does that make a difference? Discouraged weren't part of the U-5 (the equivalent of the current U-3) back then. The definition of Discouraged changed in 1994, so there's no real comparison.
    I t turns out, this is what he was crying about...

    Quote Originally Posted by Sheik Yerbuti View Post
    Speaking of bad presidents ... Obama is doing a better job with regards to unemployment than every single Republican president going back as far as BLS data goes? Here's a list of presidents, along with the level of increase, or decrease, of the U3 unemployment rate after 51 months in office...


    Clinton -2.2 -30%
    Johnson -1.9 -33%
    Kennedy** -1.2 -14%
    Obama -0.3 -4%
    Reagan -0.2 -3%
    Carter*** 0.0 0%
    Bush +1.0 +24%
    Eisenhower +1.0 +34%
    Nixon +1.6 +47%
    GHW Bush*** +1.9 +35%
    Ford* +2.0 +36%

    * = in office 29 months

    ** = in office 34 months

    *** = in office 48 months

    Bureau of Labor Statistics Data

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    re: U.S. unemployment falls to 7.5% in April [W: 348, 360]

    GOP refuses to push ANY jobs programs, to restore public employment, to help in pushing ANY economic stimulation that might make the President look better
    he needs OUR help?

    to make HIM look better?

    he must REALLY be an idiot!

    LOL!

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    re: U.S. unemployment falls to 7.5% in April [W: 348, 360]

    he runs off rather than admit he's wrong
    he did?

    LOL!

    what else did he do?

    i see why you find him so fascinating...

    why are so many more workers forced to work part time this month compared to march?

    why did some HALF MILLION drop out of the work force just last month?

    why did the white house promise we'd be at 5.1% unemployment TODAY due to passage of his 867B stim?

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    re: U.S. unemployment falls to 7.5% in April [W: 348, 360]

    Students, retirees, stay home spouses, independently wealthy, whatever
    or...

    people who have been looking for 18 months, having to contact unemployment every 30 days to demonstrate their determination, typing up resumes, writing letters, making phone calls, interviewing, driving, networking, following leads, reading ads, asking friends and family and friends of friends, starting all over again, worrying, not sleeping, suffering a great deal of anxiety, perhaps getting sick...

    with family, dependents, responsibilities, housing, bills, applying for benefits (not easy) and following thru and remaining qualified...

    fighting hopelessness, heart breaking, doubts about self worth...

    retirements collapsed, dreams dead...

    fear and anxiety becoming acute...

    until you just quit and become part of the 36.3

    you're not real good at anticipating moves ahead, are you?
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    re: U.S. unemployment falls to 7.5% in April [W: 348, 360]

    Quote Originally Posted by The Prof View Post
    people who have been looking for 18 months, having to contact unemployment every 30 days to demonstrate their determination, typing up resumes, writing letters, making phone calls, interviewing, driving, networking, following leads, reading ads, asking friends and family and friends of friends, starting all over again, worrying, not sleeping, suffering a great deal of anxiety, perhaps getting sick...

    with family, dependents, responsibilities, housing, bills, applying for benefits (not easy) and following thru and remaining qualified...

    fighting hopelessness, heart breaking, doubts about self worth...

    retirements collapsed, dreams dead...

    fear and anxiety becoming acute...

    until you just quit and become part of the 36.3
    Why do you think any of that is relevant when trying to measure unemployment?
    Therefore, since the world has still/Much good, but much less good than ill,
    And while the sun and moon endure/Luck's a chance, but trouble's sure,
    I'd face it as a wise man would,/And train for ill and not for good.

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