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    Re: U.S. Economy Added 162,000 Jobs in March, Most in 3 Years

    Quote Originally Posted by Taylor View Post
    I see. You're "above" this political stuff.

    If all the "most of you" care about is the country's economy, then you won't mind us voting Democrats out of office. Quite frankly, I'm surprised you take issue with any of the comments being made about Obama.

    So long as the economy is in good health, eh?
    No, you are quite wrong. I feel Obama has been better for the economy than, say, McCain would have been. On the other hand, if McCain had won, when the economy started to improve, I would simply be happy the economy was improving, rather than make snide comments.

    Unlike some of the right today, and unlike some of the left then, when we started to pull out of the recession under Bush, I was simply happy things where improving.
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    Re: U.S. Economy Added 162,000 Jobs in March, Most in 3 Years

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Unlike some of the right today, and unlike some of the left then, when we started to pull out of the recession under Bush, I was simply happy things where improving.
    No offense, but I think that's a rather naive view. Government works best when it works under pressure. We would not be the country we are today if our citizens were content with mediocrity.

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    Re: U.S. Economy Added 162,000 Jobs in March, Most in 3 Years

    Quote Originally Posted by Taylor View Post
    No offense, but I think that's a rather naive view. Government works best when it works under pressure. We would not be the country we are today if our citizens were content with mediocrity.
    We went into a really bad recession. Recovering is not mediocrity, it's part of the process. It starts slow, then gets better. Hopefully this is a sigh that we are headed towards that "better", and I am glad for it, not because I am a democrat or a liberal, but because that is good for the country and myself.
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    Re: U.S. Economy Added 162,000 Jobs in March, Most in 3 Years

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    162,000 Jobs Added in March - Rate Remains 9.7% - NYTimes.com



    The real number is 123,000 jobs, since the temp census jobs don't really count in my opinion. However this is a very good sign. So what is your opinion, are we on the road to recovery or not? What do you base it on?

    Personally, I am hopeful, but I am not prepared to call anything at this time.
    excellent news

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    Re: U.S. Economy Added 162,000 Jobs in March, Most in 3 Years

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    do you ever, ever, post anything that's not partisan?
    Sure, all the time. You just don't see it that way.
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    Re: U.S. Economy Added 162,000 Jobs in March, Most in 3 Years

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    Get there faster to be sure.
    That depends on the body scanner.
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    Re: U.S. Economy Added 162,000 Jobs in March, Most in 3 Years

    Adding jobs at last? Very good news. Things certainly appear to be gaining momentum.

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    Re: U.S. Economy Added 162,000 Jobs in March, Most in 3 Years

    48,000 are Temporary workers for the Census.

    So the true figure might be 114,000 maybe permanent jobs!

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    Re: U.S. Economy Added 162,000 Jobs in March, Most in 3 Years

    Quote Originally Posted by jujuman13 View Post
    48,000 are Temporary workers for the Census.

    So the true figure might be 114,000 maybe permanent jobs!
    How many did we lose today?

    http://www.bls.gov/news.release/mmls.nr0.htm
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    Re: U.S. Economy Added 162,000 Jobs in March, Most in 3 Years

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    We went into a really bad recession. Recovering is not mediocrity, it's part of the process. It starts slow, then gets better.
    I didn't say recovery was mediocre. I said this month's job numbers are mediocre. Most of the economists and financial blogs writing on this seem to agree (they must hate America too).

    So overall a report that was in line with expectations, and with no big surprises either way. Don't get too excited by it or let it exert undue influence in your investing
    Partly Sunny BLS Jobs Report Clouded By Census And Snow Forbes.com's Great Speculations

    The March jobs report is in from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and they are…eh…
    March Jobs Report: Which Sectors Will Grow? - CBS MoneyWatch.com

    All in all, the report appears to be of the “ugly Goldilocks” sort – not too hot and not too cold, but just ugly enough under the surface to keep the liquidity pumps fully primed.
    THE PRAGMATIC CAPITALIST JOBS REPORT SUMMARY WITH MARKET REACTION

    Although the March report is a big improvement from the hundreds of thousands of jobs lost each month during 2009, job growth is effectively stalled and long-term unemployment is eating away at people’s pocketbooks and the nation’s economy.
    AFL-CIO NOW BLOG | 162,000 New Jobs in March. But Without Aid, Long-Term Job Growth Stalled

    Happy talk about today’s jobs reports is understandable, but the underlying reality is what people are feeling, which is why Democrats are slipping on the economy, while Obama’s numbers start to sag. It’s what you expect in an off-year election season, but watch the trajectory, as it will foreshadow the damage likely to come the Dems way in November.
    Amidst Jobs Report, Obama Slips|Taylor Marsh – TaylorMarsh.com – News, Opinion and Weblog on Progressive Politics

    So you see, my take ["Kind of "ho hum" - not much in the way of good news in the job report, but not much in the way of bad news, either.] is a rather popular one:
    • "Don't get too excited by it "
    • "they are…eh…"
    • "not too hot and not too cold, but just ugly enough"
    • "job growth is effectively stalled"

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