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Thread: Unemployment Benefits Extension

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    Re: Unemployment Benefits Extension

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    No, the problem is recent, and coincides(surprise) with the recession. A little over 2 years ago I was working 58 a week, and every one who wanted a job had them. Sorry, but your whole "it's all the democrats fault" does not work.
    Maybe but I was up there a couple of weeks ago and delivered in Grand Rapids and loaded in Traverse City.

    As I said people will not take less than what they had if they can live on unemployment. I am on my second job since March. I so far like this company. I am making less than I was under President Bush and less than before my back surgery.

    People need to understand that companies will try to get people to work for less in these hard economic times.

    There are jobs if you know what fields to be in and are willing to work for a little less until the economy improves.

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    Re: Unemployment Benefits Extension

    Quote Originally Posted by ptif219 View Post
    Maybe but I was up there a couple of weeks ago and delivered in Grand Rapids and loaded in Traverse City.

    As I said people will not take less than what they had if they can live on unemployment. I am on my second job since March. I so far like this company. I am making less than I was under President Bush and less than before my back surgery.

    People need to understand that companies will try to get people to work for less in these hard economic times.

    There are jobs if you know what fields to be in and are willing to work for a little less until the economy improves.
    2 weeks ago tells you nothing about when the hard times here start. It's a manufacturing area. When the economy is good, it excels. When the economy goes bad, it goes really bad here. The problem is not that people won't take less, the problem is there are no jobs.
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    Re: Unemployment Benefits Extension

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    2 weeks ago tells you nothing about when the hard times here start. It's a manufacturing area. When the economy is good, it excels. When the economy goes bad, it goes really bad here. The problem is not that people won't take less, the problem is there are no jobs.
    I deliver there and load there but there is no work?

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    Re: Unemployment Benefits Extension

    Extend unemployment benefits, end the homebuyer tax credit.

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    Re: Unemployment Benefits Extension

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    It's not, but it is fairly bad most places. The "real unemployment rate", which includes underemployed and discouraged workers, is around 17 % nationwide.
    Not according to Obama / Biden.

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    Re: Unemployment Benefits Extension

    Here are the numbers of unemployment right now. U3 is the headline number.

    Labor force = uemployed + employed
    U3 = unemployed/ (employed + unemployed) = 9.7%
    U4 = (unemployed + "discouraged") / (unemployed + employed +"discouraged") = 10.3%
    U5 = (unemployed + "discouraged" + marginally attached) / (unemployed + employed +"discouraged" + marginally attached) = 11%
    People that are "marginally attached" to the labor force are people who want to work but are not looking for a job.
    U6 = (unemployed + "discouraged" + marginally attached + underemployed) / (unemployed + employed +"discouraged" + marginally attached + underemployed) = 16.6%
    Underemployed means people working part time but would like to work full time.
    Another important statistic to remeber is that the median time spent unemployed right now is 23.2 weeks, with the mean being 34.4. This suggests there is a large amount of skewness with the highest amount of workers getting a job at 23 weeks and a long "tail" with some people taking a very long time to become employed again.

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    Re: Unemployment Benefits Extension

    Quote Originally Posted by ptif219 View Post
    That has been a problem area for years due to the democrat leadership there.

    I showed my situation.In the last 3 months I have found 2 jobs and turned down at least 5. Problem is people want what they had and as long as they can live on unemployment why take anything less.
    Gosh, if everybody was as special as you are this country would be in much better shape.

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    Re: Unemployment Benefits Extension

    Quote Originally Posted by LiberalAvenger View Post
    Gosh, if everybody was as special as you are this country would be in much better shape.
    I admit it took me a month or so to get a job but then the offers started rolling in. I am a truck driver. From November until March freight was slow when it picked up companies started hiring. My problem was being out of a truck for a year and back surgery. Still I got a job and then several offers I would say 5 or 6 off the top of my head. When I was in orientation with my current employer I got a job offer.

    It is not hard. Find the right industry and be willing to work for a little less until the economy improves. I am making $0.04 less a mile than I was when Bush was president. Bad economy wages go down. You can't sit and wait for a job as good and that pays the same as your old job. Some compromise may be needed.

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    Re: Unemployment Benefits Extension

    Quote Originally Posted by drz-400 View Post
    Here are the numbers of unemployment right now. U3 is the headline number.

    Labor force = uemployed + employed
    U3 = unemployed/ (employed + unemployed) = 9.7%
    U4 = (unemployed + "discouraged") / (unemployed + employed +"discouraged") = 10.3%
    U5 = (unemployed + "discouraged" + marginally attached) / (unemployed + employed +"discouraged" + marginally attached) = 11%
    People that are "marginally attached" to the labor force are people who want to work but are not looking for a job.
    U6 = (unemployed + "discouraged" + marginally attached + underemployed) / (unemployed + employed +"discouraged" + marginally attached + underemployed) = 16.6%
    Underemployed means people working part time but would like to work full time.
    Another important statistic to remeber is that the median time spent unemployed right now is 23.2 weeks, with the mean being 34.4. This suggests there is a large amount of skewness with the highest amount of workers getting a job at 23 weeks and a long "tail" with some people taking a very long time to become employed again.
    U6 is generally referred to as the "real unemployment rate" and what I was referring to.
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    Re: Unemployment Benefits Extension

    Quote Originally Posted by ptif219 View Post
    I deliver there and load there but there is no work?
    I documented this, yes.
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