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    Re: U.S. economy adds just 74,000 jobs in December

    Quote Originally Posted by bubbabgone View Post
    Oh baby ... a well oiled machine, is what it is ...
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    Isn't that the Solyndra car of the future?
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    Re: U.S. economy adds just 74,000 jobs in December

    Quote Originally Posted by ludin View Post
    I wonder who obama is going to blame on this one?

    i mean if you look the over all down trend in the unemployment rate is directly due to people not looking for work. it has nothing at all do to with them being hired.
    the employor mandate kicks in this year as well so any highering that would be done is getting put off.

    heck my company is cutting back this year in an attemp not to fire or lay people off. the reason being some economy other to do with existing contracts.
    other parts is money they have had to pay out for regulations and such.

    obama has no one to blame but himself. this is what happens when you wage a war on prosperity.


    From his policy of blame distribution in his first term, he should be blaming the guy from the previous 4 years.

    I guess we can eliminate that as a likely course of action.
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    Re: U.S. economy adds just 74,000 jobs in December

    Quote Originally Posted by eohrnberger View Post

    Frankly, I think that the U6 number is far more accurate and representative of the unemployment situation, and I don't know the reasoning for the official use of the U3 number instead.

    Table A-15. Alternative measures of labor underutilization
    I couldn't agree more.

    And I (believe) I know why they use the U-3 instead of the U-6...it sounds a lot better.

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    Re: U.S. economy adds just 74,000 jobs in December

    Quote Originally Posted by KevinKohler View Post
    How many of you have looked for a job in the last 6-8 years or so?

    Some of you seem out of touch.

    Everything is online. And 98% of the postings you see online (monster, career builder, job fox, Craig's list, etc) are no longer active...they've been filled, or the job no longer exists. Of the remaining 2%, half are scams. 1 out of over 1,000 listings or so is an actual, boba fife job. And if the posting is over 2 days old...you're too late.
    That seems to be the method taught in schools but that doesn't mean that is how it works in the real world. The majority of jobs are from small businesses and we don't operate that way. If you need to hire a bunch of people maybe, but we are looking for specific people, not place holders. If you are relying on finding a job using those methods the job you land is going to be one of those soulless corporate positions anyway. I wouldn't want one of those. The people I hire are persistent, and they keep showing up until I either hire them or tell them why not. It's the same way I did it when I was looking for work. I get plenty of people who walk in and hand me a resumee and never come back. We call it drive by application and it is reserved for those who don't really want a job or are just checking the box for unemployment.

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    Re: U.S. economy adds just 74,000 jobs in December

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    Pointing out that the job situation is better than it was 5 years ago is now "blaming Bush."


    Actually, it's just cherry picking the worst time in the last 30 years and using that as a base line.

    Rigging the numbers is just rigging the numbers.
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    Re: U.S. economy adds just 74,000 jobs in December

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    Oh god what a load of BS even Fox news would reject this


    Are you saying that the economy is in great shape?
    I am not of the mind that a man is either of science or of religion. At his best and his worst, man exists in the misty glimmering where the falling angel meets the rising ape. That he chooses a direction from that point defines him as human.

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    Re: U.S. economy adds just 74,000 jobs in December

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    Pointing out that the job situation is better than it was 5 years ago is now "blaming Bush."
    Better in what way?

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    Re: U.S. economy adds just 74,000 jobs in December

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord of Planar View Post
    I only extrapolated the monthly growth based on the 2000 and 2010 census numbers.

    Are you suggesting that the US would have a zero population growth rate if not for immigration?

    Next question...

    Are you speaking of legal immigration, or illegal immigration? Maybe both?
    mostly, i post these threads to see who defends the economy, who claims it is horrible, and for what reason. then, when the government changes hands, i can link back to these threads during similar economic circumstances. it's great fun to observe the polar shifts.

    if you want my opinion on immigration, though, here it is. i support a blanket amnesty, and after the amnesty, every job from dishwasher to CEO goes through everify. the fine for hiring illegally, even if the employer claims not to know, will be crushing. soon enough, Tyson will cut it out, there will be no draw, and you'll pay a lot more for meat, veggies, and fruit. i would also support taking another look at legal immigration. i don't have any problem with good people coming here. i have a problem with an underground economy in plain site, though.

    anyway, thanks for your answer, and i look forward to having another discussion when the presidency / congress is controlled by the other half of the duopoly.

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    Re: U.S. economy adds just 74,000 jobs in December

    Quote Originally Posted by code1211 View Post
    Isn't that the Solyndra car of the future?
    And it came in for under a Trillion Dollars ... pretty snappy ride.

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    Re: U.S. economy adds just 74,000 jobs in December

    Quote Originally Posted by eohrnberger View Post
    Frankly, I think that the U6 number is far more accurate and representative of the unemployment situation, and I don't know the reasoning for the official use of the U3 number instead
    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    I couldn't agree more.

    And I (believe) I know why they use the U-3 instead of the U-6...it sounds a lot better.
    The reasoning would lie in the fact that the U-6 figures include roughly 10 million individuals who are employed, hence its obvious limitations as an unemployment rate.

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