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    California's unemployment rate hits 12.2% in August

    By Alana Semuels
    September 19, 2009


    From the LA Times
    California's jobless rate set a fresh postwar high in August, rising to 12.2% from 11.9% in July and putting more pressure on the state's tattered unemployment insurance fund.

    Though the state may be in the early stages of an economic rebound, the latest figures underscore what many economists fear: There is no obvious engine of job growth to put California's more than 2.2 million unemployed residents back to work quickly.
    ARTICLE: California's unemployment rate hits 12.2% in August -- latimes.com
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    Re: California's unemployment rate hits 12.2% in August

    I bet it would be much lower if they kicked out all those illegal aliens in California.
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    Re: California's unemployment rate hits 12.2% in August

    Quote Originally Posted by Oftencold View Post
    Well, the Stimulus package sure helped there!
    It's the liberal mentality out there. Here's a fine example of a blue state.
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    Re: California's unemployment rate hits 12.2% in August

    I wonder how they're feeling about all that jobless recovery.
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    Re: California's unemployment rate hits 12.2% in August

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    I bet it would be much lower if they kicked out all those illegal aliens in California.
    Do explain, i am interested in this sort of thing
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    Re: California's unemployment rate hits 12.2% in August

    Quote Originally Posted by Goldenboy219 View Post
    Do explain, i am interested in this sort of thing
    Fewer people to compete with for the existing jobs. It's ain't rocket science.
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    Re: California's unemployment rate hits 12.2% in August

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Fewer people to compete with for the existing jobs. It's ain't rocket science.
    Well, before you go that far you have to consider something. What causes firms to demand foreign, more specifically illegal foreign labor?
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    Re: California's unemployment rate hits 12.2% in August

    Quote Originally Posted by Goldenboy219 View Post
    Well, before you go that far you have to consider something. What causes firms to demand foreign, more specifically illegal foreign labor?
    They get cheap labor that doesn't ask for raises, nor bennies and illegal aliens don't sue for getting hurt on the job.
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    Re: California's unemployment rate hits 12.2% in August

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    They get cheap labor that doesn't ask for raises, nor bennies and illegal aliens don't sue for getting hurt on the job.
    Interesting! So it is not really the presence of illegal aliens, but is instead the existence of policies that shift specific aspects of demand for labor.
    It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion.
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    Re: California's unemployment rate hits 12.2% in August

    Quote Originally Posted by Goldenboy219 View Post
    Interesting! So it is not really the presence of illegal aliens, but is instead the existence of policies that shift specific aspects of demand for labor.
    There are no policies. It is illegal to hire illegal immigrants, period.

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