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?[research.stlouisfed.org image 630x378]
starzman2003: ghare: skullkrusher: Not really seeing the "spiffy" here, subsLiters. How stupid.Don't group me in with that guy.
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
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.
NateGrey: ITTFark Cons explain why the unemployment rate going down is bad.
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.
MaudlinMutantMollusk: Low taxes, stock market at a record high, record corporate profits... how's that trickle down thing working for you guys?
impaler: adiabat: Good news is the U-6 is 14.7%From 2002-2008 the worst it ever got was 13.5%.[research.stlouisfed.org image 630x378]
ghare: So, you're saying the money isn't trickling down?
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
Dinki: It's almost as if something pretty bad happened to the economy in 2008...
adiabat: From 2002-2008 the worst it ever got was 13.5%.
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