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(NPR)   New Jobs report: 96,000 jobs added and Unemployment down to 8.1%. November's Jobs report: Mitt Romney still unemployed   (npr.org) divider line 17
    More: Spiffy, Mitt Romney, Alan Krueger, a.m. ET, Bureau of Labor Statistics, unemployment  
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2012-09-07 11:23:05 AM  
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impaler: adiabat: Good news is the U-6 ( Total unemployed, plus all persons marginally attached to the labor force, plus total employed part time for economic reasons, as a percent of the civilian labor force plus all persons marginally attached to the labor force - the REAL number.) is 14.7%
From 2002-2008 the worst it ever got was 13.5%.

The "real" number? All countries use U3 as the standard metric.

U6 is pretty much just U3 multiplied by 1.74. They say the same thing, just have a different scale. Why would you call the larger scale "real" when people use the smaller one?

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2012-09-07 01:29:27 PM  
1 votes:
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2012-09-07 12:19:34 PM  
1 votes:
Read 'em and weep, teatards! And this is before the DNC bounce hits.

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Despite your leadership's best efforts to destroy one man at the expense of the rest of the country, we're doing too well for this to be the "referendum" election that the right wingnuts have been working toward for nearly four years.
2012-09-07 12:16:51 PM  
1 votes:

starzman2003: ghare: skullkrusher: Not really seeing the "spiffy" here, subs

Liters. How stupid.

Don't group me in with that guy.


Not the perennial contrarian?

Skullkrusher is Armond White's handle.
2012-09-07 12:12:10 PM  
1 votes:

Dinki: my.barackobama.com


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Fixed that for you, you stupid libs.
2012-09-07 12:03:15 PM  
1 votes:

skullkrusher: also, some people don't realize that honestly looking at a jobs report and saying "this is disappointing" is not a criticism of Obama nor


So to you, "less than projected" equals "disappointing"

So it is exactly like being promised a slightly larger ice cream cone and only receiving a smaller one.
2012-09-07 11:57:47 AM  
1 votes:

Cletus C.: AirForceVet: I'm not particularly worried about unemployment as the sole measure of the Obama Administration.

Wise strategy if you're an Obama supporter.


Yeah, luckily we have the Romney supporters who care about the economy so much they're willing to support the party that has done nothing but obstruct jobs bills. YAY!
2012-09-07 11:54:55 AM  
1 votes:

NateGrey: ITT

Fark Cons explain why the unemployment rate going down is bad.


Kee-ryst, even the Washington Post says these numbers suck. The unemployment rate can go down if people simply quit looking for work, which is what the Post said happened. Quit trying to sell a turd as excellent sweet-smelling nutrients that encourage young things to grow. "I need more time" is a far easier case to make.
2012-09-07 11:46:11 AM  
1 votes:
So the GOP is going to look at this and tell us "he didn't fix everything in his first term!" I just don't get how they think I'm going to reject Obama's slow recovery in favor of Romney's "nose dive the economy into the ground and loot its burning corpse" alternative.

/No illusions about where I am on the looter/corpse scale
2012-09-07 11:44:19 AM  
1 votes:

Dinki: ferretman: Spiffy? It's a total failure. only +96,000 jobs....with 368,000 people who dropped out and almost 89,000,000 not in the work force.


I think that's a typo. I got a Fw:Fw:Fw that said it was more like 89 Brazillion
2012-09-07 11:34:17 AM  
1 votes:

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Low taxes, stock market at a record high, record corporate profits... how's that trickle down thing working for you guys?


It's working great. Look at all my big, fat bags of money. And my yacht. And my personal physician. And my private security force that protects my giant house in the middle of my big gated community. Look at the senator I bought and the election I'm stealing. Look at my plane. Look at my 20 year-old wife with the silicon jugs. I'm doing great. Have a crum, peasant. It's tricklin' down, muthaf*cka!
2012-09-07 11:29:04 AM  
1 votes:

impaler: adiabat: Good news is the U-6 is 14.7%
From 2002-2008 the worst it ever got was 13.5%.

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It's like when you're playing Catchphrase, and the person before you takes 45 seconds to get the word "boat", and then throws it to you right as the buzzer sounds. I mean, yea, you lost that round, but come on!

Or is that just me?
2012-09-07 11:16:48 AM  
1 votes:

ghare: So, you're saying the money isn't trickling down?


He's saying that it's a damn shame that children aren't working.
2012-09-07 11:14:25 AM  
1 votes:

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Low taxes, stock market at a record high, record corporate profits... how's that trickle down thing working for you guys?


The trickle down won't kick in until all abortions are illegal, creationism is taught in our schools, and only white landowners can vote.
2012-09-07 11:11:46 AM  
1 votes:

Average monthly job growth in 2012: +139,000. 2011: +153,000. 2010: +86,000. 2009: -422,000. 2008: -300,000. 2007: +92,000. 2006: +172,000

- Sudeep Reddy (@Reddy) September 7, 2012
2012-09-07 10:38:07 AM  
1 votes:

Dinki: It's almost as if something pretty bad happened to the economy in 2008...


No, everything was rosy with the economy until January 20, 2009. That was when the bottom fell out.
2012-09-07 10:33:34 AM  
1 votes:

adiabat: From 2002-2008 the worst it ever got was 13.5%.



It's almost as if something pretty bad happened to the economy in 2008...
 
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