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    Re: Jobless Rate in US Falls to 5.9% in September, Payrolls Jump

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    An average of 213,000 jobs a month for the past year--and 55 straight months of private sectore job growth.
    We can only imagine the further improvement if GOPs were just inert, instead of being an anchor attached to the Obama train holding us back .
    I'll never hope for the failure of the US economy, like many partisan hacks do, but at this point I am almost hoping for republicans to have huge political victories during the next 26 months, winning full control of both houses of congress and the POTUS.

    If that happened, it would be mighty interesting to see if they actually act on their rhetoric. I suspect that if they did, and they did stuff like slashing government spending, eliminating the minimum wage, cut taxes on the rich, eliminated the inheritance tax, eliminated capital gains tax, while jacking up taxes on the poor and middle class as to eliminate the 47%, our economy would falter...to the point of revolution.

    But I really don't think they would be so foolish. Republicans like to have a good economy when they are in charge. I would expect that their rhetoric would actually change dramatically and they would pretty much be acting on what the left currently promotes.

    Either way, it would prove a point.
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    Re: Jobless Rate in US Falls to 5.9% in September, Payrolls Jump

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    Yet you don't speak to the fact you have invented a negative born out of false equivalency that can't be proven.
    See you next month with another great jobs report you'll say is made up just in time for an election.
    Even though you are not a GOP .
    Okaaaaaaay.

    Anyways....

    So do you call this report, where 82,000 less Americans in the 20-54 age range are employed and the average hourly wage dropped a good report?

    Yes or no, please?

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    Re: Jobless Rate in US Falls to 5.9% in September, Payrolls Jump

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    Okaaaaaaay.

    Anyways....

    So do you call this report, where 82,000 less Americans in the 20-54 age range are employed and the average hourly wage dropped a good report?

    Yes or no, please?
    Why do you just pick one demographic?

    Again, one of the problems that conservatives often have is that they feel this need for defining everything as good or bad, black or white. Very little is 100% to one extreme or the other.

    While it's certainly bad that the data indicates that there were job losses in one demographic, those job losses were more than made up for in other demographics, so when taken it total, it was an overall net positive report.
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    Re: Jobless Rate in US Falls to 5.9% in September, Payrolls Jump

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    An average of 213,000 jobs a month for the past year--and 55 straight months of private sectore job growth.
    So, in 67 months (as of August, 2014) an average of 41,761 more Americans per month (by my calculations) have been employed full time.

    Also, since Obama took office, over 1 million (1,076,000) LESS Americans in the all-important 25-54 age range are employed...and that total went up 10,000 last month.

    Plus the national debt has gone up by about 60% and about 40% more Americans are on food stamps.

    Pretty pathetic, imo, considering there has been near zero interest rates for most of that time AND roughly 12 trillion dollars in government debt/Fed stimuli?
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    Re: Jobless Rate in US Falls to 5.9% in September, Payrolls Jump

    Quote Originally Posted by imagep View Post
    Why do you just pick one demographic?

    Again, one of the problems that conservatives often have is that they feel this need for defining everything as good or bad, black or white. Very little is 100% to one extreme or the other.

    While it's certainly bad that the data indicates that there were job losses in one demographic, those job losses were more than made up for in other demographics, so when taken it total, it was an overall net positive report.
    Because, the 25-54 age range is the prime money making group. How many teenagers buy big ticket items? Not many. How many over 55's have dependants? Not many.
    Surely you realize that the backbone of any national economy is the 25-54 age range.


    But, fine, let's look at the other age groups...

    so you call a jobs report where all the extra employed Americans were either teenagers or over 55 (and all other age groups had less employed) AND where the average hourly wage dropped is a good report?

    I call it a bad (though not a terrible) report.

    And please remember, these numbers are bought with huge deficits, giant QE money 'printing' and near zero interest rates.
    If the economy is 'growing' at this rate with all these crutches...what will happen to it when they are removed?
    I think it will collapse (how badly, I do not know).

    Obama had had over 5 1/2 years of massive deficits, huge government programs and encouraging the Fed to 'go nuts'.
    And all America has to show for it is over a million less employed in the all important 25-54 sector...and getting worse?

    This is the Mercedes-McDonald's recovery, IMO.
    The rich are getting richer, the middle class are shrinking and the poor are growing in number.
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    Re: Jobless Rate in US Falls to 5.9% in September, Payrolls Jump

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    So, in 67 months (as of August, 2014) an average of 41,761 more Americans per month (by my calculations) have been employed full time.

    Also, since Obama took office, over 1 million (1,076,000) LESS Americans in the all-important 25-54 age range are employed...and that total went up 10,000 last month.

    Plus the national debt has gone up by about 60% and about 40% more Americans are on food stamps.

    What a POTUS!

    Pretty pathetic considering there has been near zero interest rates for most of that time AND roughly 12 trillion dollars in government debt/Fed stimuli?
    It's all pretty much because we are stuck in political limbo. And it's fair enough to blame it on Obama and his lack of leadership. He should have either done whatever it took to shove his agenda through congress, or he should have just stepped aside and allowed republicans to take the lead on economic matters.

    I think that much of the reason he couldn't accomplish more is because he pissed away most of his political capital with Obamacare, and that he grossly underestimated the damage caused to our economy by the Great Recession, to the point that he thought just the spendulous bill would be enough to pull us out of it.

    At this point, he's a lame duck, and the best he can do is probably just to float by for the next two years. Of course if we end up with a divided congress and POTUS then, we will likely still be stuck in the same situation. I'm hoping for one party or the other to have huge political gains, and to end the deadlock - regardless of how it happens or what the outcome is.
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    Re: Jobless Rate in US Falls to 5.9% in September, Payrolls Jump

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    How many times do I have to tell you, I am not doing the big multi-quote post...I have a life, you know.

    Your graph (IMO) sucked...you don't think so...guess how much I care?
    A lot, apparently.


    I will ask you one more time, which chart are you referring to (with a link)?
    What are you talking g about?

    I am not hunting down the numbers..provide the links or forget it.
    I posted the chart. You wanted a link to it. I gave it to you. You wanted the data, I gave it to you. Now you want a link to the chart again. Do you have a learning disability? There are no other links I can give you....I gave you the links at least 3 times. You don't have to hunt any numbers, I gave you the links.
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    Re: Jobless Rate in US Falls to 5.9% in September, Payrolls Jump

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    That sounds good on the surface, until you understand that the labor force participation rate has steadily declined since 2008.

    Well, here's the thing. The labor participation rate is quite low (http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-1...s-not-labor-fo) however, it is currently 62.7, the same as last month and actually down by .1% from this time last year. On top of this:

    "The pool of discouraged workers, those who are no longer hunting for a job because they believe none is available, shrank to 698,000 in September from 775,000 the prior month, according to Labor Department figures. The participation rate, which measures the number of Americans employed or looking for a job as a share of the working-age population, decreased to 62.7 percent, the lowest since February 1978." (Drop in U.S. Labor Force Hard to Pin on Discouraged Workers - Bloomberg)

    Yet, there is still another problem: The type of jobs created. According to the jobs report, the biggest gains were in retail and food/beverage stores.

    "Employment in retail trade rose by 35,000 in September. Food and beverage stores added 20,000 jobs, largely reflecting the return of workers who had been off payrolls in August due to employment disruptions at a grocery store chain in New England. Employment in retail trade has increased by 264,000 over the past 12 months." (Employment Situation Summary)

    So while unemployment may be down, the jobs we are creating are generally low-paying.
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    Re: Jobless Rate in US Falls to 5.9% in September, Payrolls Jump

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Invisible View Post
    Well, So while unemployment may be down, the jobs we are creating are generally low-paying.
    Yes, and low-paying jobs really don't help the economy much, or at least they don't help sustain our economic viability wrt those who can't or won't work.
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    Re: Jobless Rate in US Falls to 5.9% in September, Payrolls Jump

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    Jobless Rate in U.S. Falls to 5.9% in September, Payrolls Jump - Bloomberg

    I know, I know... it's only true if it's bad news Obama.

    To those of us that are not abject Obama haters, this is fantastic news!
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