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    Re: US Job Market Loses Steam

    Quote Originally Posted by phattonez View Post
    I wonder why no one uses this measure of unemployment. If anything it's more accurate.

    Gallup Daily: U.S. Workforce




    18.5 per cent underemployment.

    We can't have that.....No way to blame it on Bush if we used that one....


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    Re: US Job Market Loses Steam

    Quote Originally Posted by phattonez View Post
    I wonder why no one uses this measure of unemployment. If anything it's more accurate.

    Gallup Daily: U.S. Workforce

    18.5 per cent underemployment.
    I'm not sure Gallup is the best source for this, but don't dispute at all that there is a large number of underemployed. And there has been for a long time now, getting worse and worse.

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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    Re: US Job Market Loses Steam

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    I'm not sure Gallup is the best source for this, but don't dispute at all that there is a large number of underemployed. And there has been for a long time now, getting worse and worse.

    *Sigh* ok, what's the matter with Gallup?


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    Re: US Job Market Loses Steam

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    *Sigh* ok, what's the matter with Gallup?


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    Nothing. It is what it is, a polling service. You have difficulty finding out factual things by opinion.

    Did you read all I wrote?

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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    Re: US Job Market Loses Steam

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    I'm not sure Gallup is the best source for this, but don't dispute at all that there is a large number of underemployed. And there has been for a long time now, getting worse and worse.
    What's wrong with Gallup? They weren't measuring opinion here, just the facts about someone's current situation.

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    Re: US Job Market Loses Steam

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Nothing. It is what it is, a polling service. You have difficulty finding out factual things by opinion.

    Did you read all I wrote?
    Yep sure did....Not the first time you have said that, or something equally as inane.....


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    Re: US Job Market Loses Steam

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Yep sure did....Not the first time you have said that, or something equally as inane.....


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    J, this is just a fact. You cannot discover factual information through opinion. A majority can be and often is wrong. It worrys me that you don't know this.

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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    Re: US Job Market Loses Steam

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    J, this is just a fact. You cannot discover factual information through opinion. A majority can be and often is wrong. It worrys me that you don't know this.
    What opinion? They asked what the person's current employment was and whether or not they wanted to work full time.

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    Re: US Job Market Loses Steam

    Quote Originally Posted by phattonez View Post
    What's wrong with Gallup? They weren't measuring opinion here, just the facts about someone's current situation.
    No, they were asking people they phoned about their situation. This has limited ability to give us actual factual numbers. Again, I don't doubt the number is high, but don't think Gallup is the best source for this information. This is a minor thing, really.

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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    Re: US Job Market Loses Steam

    Quote Originally Posted by phattonez View Post
    What opinion? They asked what the person's current employment was and whether or not they wanted to work full time.
    Yes, they asked, and we have to accept they are truthful and there are no other variables. We can't really consider that fact.

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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