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Unemployment dipped to 7.8 percent

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by tongix, Oct 5, 2012.

  1. tongix

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    Looks like more hiring for the coming holidays....
     
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  3. Flying-Dutchman

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    All is well. Praise Obama.

    As proof of this fortunate news Bernanke will immediately stop QE3.:upeyes:
     
  4. tongix

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    When is early voting starts?
     
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    To be revised upward after the election...
     
  6. Sharkey

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    Hmmm, it comes out on the heels of the debate...............
    Mighty convenient.

    I'm gonna go out on a limb and still say we are dealing with double digit unemployment when you factor everyone without a job.
     
  7. TBO

    TBO Why so serious? CLM

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    The true unemployment rate is over 11% (counting those who have "left the job market" ).

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  8. Flying-Dutchman

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    Early voting=more chance for fraud.

    As long as we have early voting why not vote 1 year or 2 years ahead of time?

    In fact why not vote every day electronically over the internet? After all no need for 1 day to vote anymore, right? We should be able to eject the incumbent any time we want.
     
  9. Flying-Dutchman

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    As always...
     
  10. tongix

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    More are hired to manned the voting centers...
     
  11. Flying-Dutchman

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    …now hiring…ballot box stuffers
     
  12. ChuteTheMall

    ChuteTheMall Wallbuilder and Weapon Bearer

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    You are no longer counted after your two years of unemployment benefits run out.:upeyes:
     
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    the numbers don't add up.
     
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    Yup.... I've heard some suggest its as high as 15% (I have no data to back this up, but I feel very very confident it is over 8)
     
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    Definitely. The government number doesn't count people who are on unemployment for more than 2 years, people who have given up, or people who are forced to work part time but need full time.


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  16. tongix

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    Could the US Navy be recruiting more as we refocus our sight s in the Pacific Rim ?
     
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    Everyone that wants to point out the "real" numbers seem to just be looking for the excuse to say the sky is falling, but the SAME formula has always been used. Back in the "good old days" when it was around 4.5-5%, that wasn't a "real" number either.

    As for the "conspiracies" about the timing on the announcement (elections....debates...whatever), these numbers come out at the same time every month. Don't be absurd.

    I'm not saying these numbers are good or anything like that. What I'm saying is this stuff needs to be looked at objectively. BOTH sides of the political battles forget that, and BOTH side make themselves look idiotic.
     
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    series1811 Enforcerator. CLM

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    The problem is that we have all been burned so many times by misleading statistics, and the media and government have lost so much credibility, that no one really believes any of it anymore.
     
  19. Woofie

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    Does it include people working part time who can't find full time work?

    If you've ever had to live on a part time budget, it doesn't feel like having a job.