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

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    We've had 6 years of small victories. At what point that not good enough?
    When a Democrat is in office.
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    Because the less of your population you have participating in the labor force, the more difficulty you have maintaining the standard of living for those who are dependent on taxpayer monies for survival. We have an ever-growing requirement, and a stagnating resource.
    So you are against people retiring?
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    Re: Jobless Rate in US Falls to 5.9% in September, Payrolls Jump

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    No, Republicans are the ones dragging their feet in order to sabotage the economy. Have to keep things bad until after the elections.
    Well... even beyond that. We have a major party whose whole concept of governing is that government can't do anything right. They have to make sure that government doesn't work or they and their whole concept of governing are out of a job. They actively work to sabotage government agencies so that they don't work as well as they can. Just look at the post office. Works very profitable and very well until the Republicans pushed through the insane prefunded retirement mandate on the USPS that puts the post office $5 billion in the red annually before the year even starts. Without that mandate, the post office in just the first half of this year was $1 billion in the black. Republicans want to prove that it can't work no matter how well it works.
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    Re: Jobless Rate in US Falls to 5.9% in September, Payrolls Jump

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    As if the Bureau of Labor Statistics is "in power." In your defense, the notion that the current administration is somehow in control of the figures is a really popular rallying call on this forum. It's on you to take the initiative and become better informed though.
    Nah, the BLS would never do that. Pay attention! Look who we are dealing with. Being better informed should be your goal too. Nah, the government would never manipulate the numbers for political gain. After all, they have to answer to... the government.
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    Re: Jobless Rate in US Falls to 5.9% in September, Payrolls Jump

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    No, Republicans are the ones dragging their feet in order to sabotage the economy. Have to keep things bad until after the elections.
    Who is holding up the Keystone pipeline? Who is shutting down cosl mines? Who shut down drilling? It's wasn't the Republicans.
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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.
    ...which would be bad news on the surface, until you understand that 98% of the people that do not participate in the labor force are retired, disabled, college students or stay-at-home moms. Actually, to a great extent, the HIGHER this number (those that are disabled notwithstanding) the more likely it reflects a healthy economy.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Who is holding up the Keystone pipeline? Who is shutting down cosl mines? Who shut down drilling? It's wasn't the Republicans.
    of course, the Keystone pipeline has very little to do with the economy since it creates very, very few jobs. In fact, more jobs would be created by building a Hyatt Hotel than would be created by the Keystone pipeline..... then again, creating more jobs in fossil fuels isn't exactly particularly forward thinking, is it?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Who is holding up the Keystone pipeline? Who is shutting down cosl mines? Who shut down drilling? It's wasn't the Republicans.
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    Re: Jobless Rate in US Falls to 5.9% in September, Payrolls Jump

    Quote Originally Posted by imagep View Post
    Exactly. "up until that time"

    that doesn't mean there weren't more born in later years, there obviously were.
    I didn't leave off the final words on purpose. The point is those born after 1946 represent a far larger group of people. If someone were born in '46, it would be difficult to have a sibling born in '47, and another in '48. That means the majority of baby boomers haven't reached 65 yet. It seems to me the methodology used to calculate the number of people retiring is not accurate.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by imagep View Post
    We haven't double dipped like we did in the Great Depression, or like Europe did, so I don't see us trending towards defeat. We are trending much like we did in the early '80s recession.
    Stagnation is a slow death

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