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    Re: Jobs Report: U.S. Adds 257,000 Jobs; Unemployment Ticks Up to 5.7%

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Invisible View Post
    My point isn't necessarily focusing on that one report, but rather the fact that many of the jobs being created not just then in November 2014 but more generally are low-paying. It isn't about people shopping, but rather that people are getting these low-paying retail jobs that is problematic.
    People getting jobs is problematic. I see. I suppose you are right, our economy would be much better off if they drew unemployment.

    If we all try hard enough to downtalk our economy, who knows, we might be successful in creating another recession before the end of this presidential term. That would ensure a republican victory wouldn't it.
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    Re: Jobs Report: U.S. Adds 257,000 Jobs; Unemployment Ticks Up to 5.7%

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    Just another note - the labor force participation rate in Canada is 65.7% as opposed to the US rate this month of 62.9%. Canada's unemployment rate, as a result, is 6.6%. Why do you think the participation rate is less in America?
    Could it be that the US is more prosperous, with a higher net wealth and higher after tax incomes which allow for fewer people to have a need for work? Or maybe the Canadian people just like to work more. I dunno.
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    Re: Jobs Report: U.S. Adds 257,000 Jobs; Unemployment Ticks Up to 5.7%

    Quote Originally Posted by iguanaman View Post
    More jobs shoveling snow?
    I heard that those have been increasing in the north east USA as of the past week or so. Maybe we will catch up.
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    Re: Jobs Report: U.S. Adds 257,000 Jobs; Unemployment Ticks Up to 5.7%

    Quote Originally Posted by iguanaman View Post
    More jobs shoveling snow?
    There are more people living in snowbelt areas of the US than in Canada, but it was a cute comment!!
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    Re: Jobs Report: U.S. Adds 257,000 Jobs; Unemployment Ticks Up to 5.7%

    Quote Originally Posted by imagep View Post
    How ironic that cons are taking up an issue that is usually reserved for liberals, and ones that they often claim they don't care about.
    Its actually healthy. The Cons and Libs can begin to both agree that it is an issue. That is progress. Then we get to have a good fight about the solution.

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    Re: Jobs Report: U.S. Adds 257,000 Jobs; Unemployment Ticks Up to 5.7%

    Quote Originally Posted by SlevinKelevra View Post
    Far fewer public sector jobs ?
    (on a % basis)
    There are about 525,000 federal employees in Canada in all categories, including Crown Corporations, like Canada Post, the RCMP, etc.

    In the US, there are about 21 million federal employees in all categories.

    As a percentage of population, that would make the US about 4 times more top heavy with federal employees than Canada. And which country is supposedly the socialist mecca of North America?
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    Re: Jobs Report: U.S. Adds 257,000 Jobs; Unemployment Ticks Up to 5.7%

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    Looks like a great report, except the unemployment rate rose.
    That could be a positive if it is because higher wages are pulling former job-seekers off the couch.

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    Re: Jobs Report: U.S. Adds 257,000 Jobs; Unemployment Ticks Up to 5.7%

    Quote Originally Posted by imagep View Post
    Could it be that the US is more prosperous, with a higher net wealth and higher after tax incomes which allow for fewer people to have a need for work? Or maybe the Canadian people just like to work more. I dunno.
    Part of it has to do with the fact that the US had obscenely generous unemployment insurance benefits over four of the past 5 years in comparison to Canada as well as the fact that Canada no longer has mandatory retirement at 65 legislation so a lot of seniors are choosing to remain in the workforce to supplement their retirement incomes.
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    Re: Jobs Report: U.S. Adds 257,000 Jobs; Unemployment Ticks Up to 5.7%

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    There are about 525,000 federal employees in Canada in all categories, including Crown Corporations, like Canada Post, the RCMP, etc.

    In the US, there are about 21 million federal employees in all categories.

    As a percentage of population, that would make the US about 4 times more top heavy with federal employees than Canada. And which country is supposedly the socialist mecca of North America?


    Public sector employment, wages and salaries, by province and territory (Newfoundland and Labrador)

    Canada has 3.5 Million public sector employees

    The US does not have 21 million FEDERAL employees.
    Table B-1. Employees on nonfarm payrolls by industry sector and selected industry detail

    It has 21 million public sector employees though.

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    Re: Jobs Report: U.S. Adds 257,000 Jobs; Unemployment Ticks Up to 5.7%

    Quote Originally Posted by SlevinKelevra View Post
    Public sector employment, wages and salaries, by province and territory (Newfoundland and Labrador)

    Canada has 3.5 Million public sector employees

    The US does not have 21 million FEDERAL employees.
    Table B-1. Employees on nonfarm payrolls by industry sector and selected industry detail

    It has 21 million public sector employees though.
    If you're going to include Canada's Provincial civil servants in numbers attributed to the federal government, which is entirely dishonest, you'd better be including all US State civil servants in your numbers as well.

    And I apologize for the 21 million figure, which I read wrongly, as just federal - it's all civilian government employees.

    The total civilian employees at the federal level in the US is listed as about 2.8 million

    http://www.numberof.net/number-of-federal-employees-2/

    If you were to include non-civilian - which I did for Canada, but which I can't find for America, I'm sure the number would be significantly higher and much closer to the percentage here in Canada.
    Last edited by CanadaJohn; 02-06-15 at 03:20 PM.
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