Unemployment Picture AGAIN Shows Impr...

Unemployment Picture AGAIN Shows Improvement

There are 16 comments on the WJOL-AM Joliet story from May 24, 2013, titled Unemployment Picture AGAIN Shows Improvement. In it, WJOL-AM Joliet reports that:

The unemployment picture has improved across the board for the second straight month.

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melvin

Palatine, IL

#1 May 24, 2013
People having their benefits run out or are working a part-time job instead of a full time job is an improvement?
It Figures

Homer Glen, IL

#2 May 25, 2013
melvin wrote:
People having their benefits run out or are working a part-time job instead of a full time job is an improvement?
RIGHT?? Check out this article by Jim Hightower:

At last, some excellent economic news for folks long-mired in the stagnant labor market.

“Jobs Spring Back,” exclaimed a typical headline on recent reports that 165,000 private-sector jobs were added in April. Wow — the thunderous, three-year boom of prosperity that has rained riches on Wall Street is finally beginning to shower on our streets, right?

Well, as dry-land farmers can tell you: Thunder ain’t rain. Read beneath the joyful headlines and you’ll see the parched truth.

For example, more than a third of working-age Americans are either out of work or have given up on finding a job. Also, last month’s hiring increase was almost entirely for receptionists, waiters, temp workers, car-rental agents, and other low-wage positions. Plus, manufacturing, generally the source of good, middle-class jobs, didn’t add workers in April, when the unemployment rate inched back to 7.5 percent.

Especially problematic was the continued rise in underemployment — people wanting full-time work, but having to take part-time and temporary jobs. Underemployment is also pounding college graduates. While they’ve been more successful than non-grads at landing jobs, they’re not getting jobs that fit their career goals or even require the degrees they spent money and time to obtain.

Indeed, many of those rental agents and restaurant employees you encounter hold four-year degrees, forcing everyone else to scramble for the few, even lower-paid jobs farther down the skill ladder. Meanwhile, the next graduating class is about to flood into the labor market with nowhere to go.

America’s middle class is in a crisis, while our pathetic political leaders pretend Wall Street’s prosperity covers us all — and the corporate media puts little happy-face stickers over the dark reality faced by the workaday majority.

This article was published at NationofChange at: http://www.nationofchange.org/parched-truth-a .... All rights are reserved.
kelsey

Sugar Grove, IL

#3 May 26, 2013
Obama and his administration would not be able to tell the truth about anything if their lives depended on it.
CC Ryder

Streator, IL

#4 May 26, 2013
kelsey wrote:
Obama and his administration would not be able to tell the truth about anything if their lives depended on it.
Yep. You have to remember he has to tell a story and his follower will just fall in line.
Great Scott

Bolingbrook, IL

#5 Jun 1, 2013
Unemployment in Illinois one of the highest in the country Little O cant even take care of his home state? His and Giethener's economic policy plan suck. Combine that with the State of Disarray formerly known as Illinois and wham you get 10% unemployment. All the political hack-manship in the world won't fix a number that high. They need to lower taxes stop spending and let business get create jobs obamascare has not even hit full stride, Watch what happens when that fiasco is fully implemented. jobless and under employed numbers will jack up again
Monties Python

Fishers, IN

#6 Jul 19, 2013
Unemployment is worse if you factor in the "summer bump" for construction and kids taking jobs.(adults trying to make ends meet looking at what was a teenagers). What a vicious cycle. Parents taking Jobs that used to be part time summer jobs just so they can stem the bleeding.

UNEMPLOYMENT is way over 9% in Illinois. So many are underemployed its pathetic. 15 million unemployed and 15 million Illegal workers in the US collection benefits?? Whats wrong with this picture.

Affordable Heath act creating layoffs ALL over the place (30 hours or less is the new deal for hourly employees) Thanks Mr President and the former Democratic regime of Pelosi and Reid. You destroyed the economy and future for millions of young people.
yes

Sugar Grove, IL

#7 Jul 19, 2013
This president could not care less about what the real unemployment numbers are or what his failed healthcare plan is doing to the country.

He is to busy fanning the flames of racism with his latest statements about George Zimmerman being found not guilty.

At least he is satifying Al Sharpton. There is something to be proud of.
Redneck Morons

Channahon, IL

#8 Jul 19, 2013
Hey how about some emphasis on jobs from our REPUBLICAN House? Oh no, just a waste of millions of dollars with the 38th or is it 39th attempted repeal of Obamacare????? Or how about another bill trying to ram the bible down America's throat????? Obama ain't perfect, but you redneck fucktards and the gaggle of shitbrained assclown conservative douchebags in Congress you worship have done exactly ZERO to help the job situation. Then again, I shouldn't expect any ability to think rationally in this county. Carry on blaming the black guy.
professor

Bolingbrook, IL

#9 Jul 20, 2013
It's oblackas fault!
I concur

Lockport, IL

#10 Jul 24, 2013
Redneck Morons wrote:
Hey how about some emphasis on jobs from our REPUBLICAN House? Oh no, just a waste of millions of dollars with the 38th or is it 39th attempted repeal of Obamacare????? Or how about another bill trying to ram the bible down America's throat????? Obama ain't perfect, but you redneck fucktards and the gaggle of shitbrained assclown conservative douchebags in Congress you worship have done exactly ZERO to help the job situation. Then again, I shouldn't expect any ability to think rationally in this county. Carry on blaming the black guy.
RIGHT!?! They are just a bunch of sheeple, baa baa baa-ing what the rtards at FAUX News brainwash them with. They are too stupid to even realize that the CONservative republitard party DOES NOT have THEIR best interests at heart! All the CONservative Republitards care about is religion (obviously NOT practicing what they've learned, but twisting it to their benefit), their oligarch "good old boys" club and for some strange reason, female reproductive organs. Unless you are majorly wealthy, THEY DON'T GIVE A SHIT ABOUT YOU AND WILL DO ABSOLUTELY NOTHING FOR YOU! The Dumbocrats aren't any better, they are in the back pockets of the oligarch's just the same, but I'm sick of hearing how EVERYTHING WRONG is the current president's fault from these sheeple.

If you can't offer a SOLUTION, then you are PART OF THE PROBLEM. Blaming one person for everything that lead up to this mess before he even became president and blaming that same person for everything going on now is NOT A SOLUTION.
yes

Sugar Grove, IL

#11 Jul 24, 2013
I concur wrote:
<quoted text>
RIGHT!?! They are just a bunch of sheeple, baa baa baa-ing what the rtards at FAUX News brainwash them with. They are too stupid to even realize that the CONservative republitard party DOES NOT have THEIR best interests at heart! All the CONservative Republitards care about is religion (obviously NOT practicing what they've learned, but twisting it to their benefit), their oligarch "good old boys" club and for some strange reason, female reproductive organs. Unless you are majorly wealthy, THEY DON'T GIVE A SHIT ABOUT YOU AND WILL DO ABSOLUTELY NOTHING FOR YOU! The Dumbocrats aren't any better, they are in the back pockets of the oligarch's just the same, but I'm sick of hearing how EVERYTHING WRONG is the current president's fault from these sheeple.
Another tirade of name calling from the people responsible for putting the current administration in office for a second splendid term.

Not Obama's fault?

Must still be Bush's fault that the economy is so tepid and we are disrespcted worldwide.

Right.

Take responsibility for your vote please, even if your annointed one won't take responsibility for any of his blunders in the last 5 years.

Pathetic.
just me

Woodridge, IL

#14 Jul 25, 2013
Don't worry Hillary will fix it in 2017.
No big O

Bolingbrook, IL

#15 Jul 26, 2013
Redneck Morons wrote:
Hey how about some emphasis on jobs from our REPUBLICAN House? Oh no, just a waste of millions of dollars with the 38th or is it 39th attempted repeal of Obamacare????? Or how about another bill trying to ram the bible down America's throat????? Obama ain't perfect, but you redneck fucktards and the gaggle of shitbrained assclown conservative douchebags in Congress you worship have done exactly ZERO to help the job situation. Then again, I shouldn't expect any ability to think rationally in this county. Carry on blaming the black guy.
This is classic... you can not defend the big O's lack of job growth, You can not defend what he has done to the economy (notice not for but to) so you worry about the right trying to repeal obamacare... and they you use ad hominem attacks to try and make you look big and scarry.....
No big O

Bolingbrook, IL

#16 Jul 26, 2013
YES WE can wrote:
I just watched one of Presidents Obamas speeches and it gave me great hope for the future of American. He will go down as the Best President's ever..
based on what... not the economy... not his foreign policy, not his race relations, not his bringing the country together....
In fact the Big O will have two astreicks in American history books.
1) The first black president
2) the only president to make Carter look good
lockporter

Lockport, IL

#17 Jul 26, 2013
yes wrote:
<quoted text>
Another tirade of name calling from the people responsible for putting the current administration in office for a second splendid term.
Not Obama's fault?
Must still be Bush's fault that the economy is so tepid and we are disrespcted worldwide.
Right.
Take responsibility for your vote please, even if your annointed one won't take responsibility for any of his blunders in the last 5 years.
Pathetic.
One must go back much further than Obama and Bush to find the roots of decline. Tax policy changed to favor big business starting in the Reagan years and God Bless Bill, because he not only continued it, big business favor grew even larger during his time. Bush Jr. nurtured the progression, and the Wall Street cabinet of Obama has not followed the will of the people who put him in office to scale back or hold the thieves accountable. Seriously, only that one banker went to jail and only because his conscience led him to plead guilty for his actions. A complete economic melt-down and bailout and nothing changed, no laws were passed and no one went to jail for the damages caused. The rich get richer and the rest of us argue with each other on forums, pointing fingers at one side or the other. That's their strategy: the incumbents win on BOTH sides, year after year, and nothing changes. Ain't our adulterated democracy just great! March on Washington only if you're willing to throw them all out. They're all the same - Republicrats and Democans - you're delusional if you think different.
I Concur

Lockport, IL

#18 Jul 26, 2013
lockporter wrote:
<quoted text>
One must go back much further than Obama and Bush to find the roots of decline. Tax policy changed to favor big business starting in the Reagan years and God Bless Bill, because he not only continued it, big business favor grew even larger during his time. Bush Jr. nurtured the progression, and the Wall Street cabinet of Obama has not followed the will of the people who put him in office to scale back or hold the thieves accountable. Seriously, only that one banker went to jail and only because his conscience led him to plead guilty for his actions. A complete economic melt-down and bailout and nothing changed, no laws were passed and no one went to jail for the damages caused. The rich get richer and the rest of us argue with each other on forums, pointing fingers at one side or the other. That's their strategy: the incumbents win on BOTH sides, year after year, and nothing changes. Ain't our adulterated democracy just great! March on Washington only if you're willing to throw them all out. They're all the same - Republicrats and Democans - you're delusional if you think different.
You are SO VERY right. It's FACT that since the beginning of civilization, those in power use whatever means necessary to pit one group against the other, be it racism, religion, political parties, etc. because if we're all too busy hating on each other and focusing on that hate, then we're all too busy to be paying attention to what those in power are up to.

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