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#84595
Apr 23, 2013
 
RACE wrote:
Start by comparing how many jobs were created vs the # of people who fell off the unemployment roster, then add the difference back into the new unemployment #. I am guessing you will see that unemployment is actually growing, not shrinking.
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There are way too many ways to look at teh data or massage the stats.

There is a particular absolute number that I work with that shows a drop in an employment derived number of about 14% from 2007 to 2012. That was true for Illinois and Missouri. Looking at the curve of that number for 2013 tends to show it has steadied and risen slightly. The figures are retrospective is that they reflect an employment derived situation viewed over a moving 3 year period .

Sorry for being obtuse but this goes to the heart of what I do IRL.

In English, things have been getting better in terms of number of people employed. I can't say about percentage of unemployed, people who have stopped looking etc.
The Incredible Flounder

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#84596
Apr 23, 2013
 
Unemployed versus underemployed...many folks here lost sixty-five thousand dollar jobs and out of desperation took eight dollar an hour jobs. Wouldn't that skew the numbers?

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#84597
Apr 23, 2013
 
The Incredible Flounder wrote:
Unemployed versus underemployed...many folks here lost sixty-five thousand dollar jobs and out of desperation took eight dollar an hour jobs. Wouldn't that skew the numbers?
Not these numbers. You are either employed or not. 1 or 0. black or white.The amount you are earning will show up in other stats
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#84598
Apr 23, 2013
 
Aisle Sitter wrote:
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say hi to my parents, and don't mention the flooding here... ;-j
this really is a fantabulous trip you're on!!
It is, and a real learning experience. Like the our 1st floor is 1, its 0 here. Their basement is -1. Funny how one can translate a little from the language but German was the hardest. Most speak English
Wish the euro was lower tho.

Suitcase is getting heavier, course not because I shop !!

And then when Obama gets his hands on Greece like dog says then times will be good :))

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#84599
Apr 24, 2013
 
PEllen wrote:
Mistake
The unemployment numbers have steadily fallen since January 2008.
should be 2009
People like that will alway's just make up their own numbers, to fit their lies.....it's all they have, since they can't win elections.....Lying and false outrage will continue to keep them in 2nd place......

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#84600
Apr 24, 2013
 
Dahgts wrote:
<quoted text>It is, and a real learning experience. Like the our 1st floor is 1, its 0 here. Their basement is -1. Funny how one can translate a little from the language but German was the hardest. Most speak English
Wish the euro was lower tho.

Suitcase is getting heavier, course not because I shop !!
Glad you are having a good time! Do you speak any other languages?

What is your favorite experience so far?

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#84601
Apr 24, 2013
 
I love this! I hope that if I'm ever on trouble, someone with a samurai sword is nearby.

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/04/23/samurai-...

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#84603
Apr 24, 2013
 
ScarletandOlive wrote:
I love this! I hope that if I'm ever on trouble, someone with a samurai sword is nearby.
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/04/23/samurai-...
Especially a Mormon bishop, too.

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

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#84604
Apr 24, 2013
 
Thats what I said. You can message the stats to make anyone look good, even obamma.
PEllen wrote:
<quoted text> There are way too many ways to look at teh data or massage the stats.

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

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Neda, stay with me!

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#84605
Apr 24, 2013
 
massage, not message.

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#84606
Apr 24, 2013
 
Can someone tell Michele Obama to STFU with her I feel like a single mom, b.s. If she were a single mom, she'd also be working and providing for herself and her children.

Barack goes out and makes all the money to provide every god damn thing it takes for their family to live and survive and she's out their minimizing this contribution and wallowing in self pity.

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#84607
Apr 24, 2013
 
Sublime1 wrote:
Can someone tell Michele Obama to STFU with her I feel like a single mom, b.s. If she were a single mom, she'd also be working and providing for herself and her children.
Barack goes out and makes all the money to provide every god damn thing it takes for their family to live and survive and she's out their minimizing this contribution and wallowing in self pity.
Sure. I'll pass along the message at our next girls night out.
;)

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#84608
Apr 24, 2013
 
Hey Squishy!
I was just watching my security cameras and a spider walked on the camera lens. Made me think of Dickie.

Since: Mar 09

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#84609
Apr 24, 2013
 
Our AC is out and so is email. I'll grab the girls.

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#84610
Apr 24, 2013
 
Sublime1 wrote:
Can someone tell Michele Obama to STFU with her I feel like a single mom, b.s. If she were a single mom, she'd also be working and providing for herself and her children.
Barack goes out and makes all the money to provide every god damn thing it takes for their family to live and survive and she's out their minimizing this contribution and wallowing in self pity.
Ive heard many married moms say it, not just her, when their husband's job has them away from home/kids for a long period of time. One friend's husband wants another kid and she said "Nope, not as long as I feel like a single mom to the one we already have."

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#84612
Apr 24, 2013
 
ARGH. coworker from another office location is in today and she fucking sat down at MY COMPUTER instead of firing up one next to mine (person on vcation).

I have to cover the front desk until 10. AT that poine, move your ass.

I cannot tell you how much I hate when someone sits down at my computer. It's very rare. She already knows I"m pissed at her and she's kissing ass a bit.

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#84613
Apr 24, 2013
 
ANd "contributing everything"? Um, no, money is not enough. It's about parenting time. HOwever, given that she knew what they were in for when he ran for office,that alone is what makes me want her to not complain. It's not like he took a cushy job and then it became very time consuming.

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#84614
Apr 24, 2013
 
Tom Cruise is the same age now that Wilford Brimley was when he filmed Cocoon.

The more you know...

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#84615
Apr 24, 2013
 
Matilda77 wrote:
Tom Cruise is the same age now that Wilford Brimley was when he filmed Cocoon.
The more you know...
And Brian Dennehy was actually older than Wilford Brimley in that movie. Make up artists had to make him appear younger.

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