Unemployment rate climbs in Erie and ...

Unemployment rate climbs in Erie and Crawford counties

There are 9 comments on the Erie Times News story from Jan 29, 2013, titled Unemployment rate climbs in Erie and Crawford counties. In it, Erie Times News reports that:

Erie County's unemployment rate rose slightly in December, but continued a winning streak of sorts that's now in its 56th month.

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Enigma

Lodi, OH

#1 Jan 29, 2013
erei the pace setter again
Nasty

Erie, PA

#2 Jan 29, 2013
What happened ? I thought things were turning around for this area. Can't we open more Dollar Tree stores or provide some other kind of service counter jobs where education is not a requirement ?
If only someone would provide more of these golden opportunities the employment problems of Erie and Crawford County would be resolved !
obama

Lodi, OH

#3 Jan 29, 2013
Nasty wrote:
What happened ? I thought things were turning around for this area. Can't we open more Dollar Tree stores or provide some other kind of service counter jobs where education is not a requirement ?
If only someone would provide more of these golden opportunities the employment problems of Erie and Crawford County would be resolved !
the cost of fried chicken is inverse to the standard of living... and chicken prices are through the roof
CRANK

Erie, PA

#5 Jan 29, 2013
But what did the ETN say about it?

"...continued a winning streak of sorts that's now in its 56th month."

Attention Jim Martin, an increase in unemployment to 7.7% IS NOT A WINNING STREAK!
Steverino

Pittsburgh, PA

#7 Jan 29, 2013
A parsing of the data might recommended to ease the confusion. When the labor force has grown substantially, as it has in Erie County (by 3,000) in one year, one must re-align the base point to calculate the unemployment rate. The actual number of unemployed is down to 11,000 from the recession high and the number of people employed is up by 7,600 from the depths of the recession. Calculate all that with the growth in the labor market, which is good news and economists like to see, the rate increased. One does not want the labor market to be shrinking while unemployment is rising. So the fact that more people have entered the labor market is a positive sign.
Ronnie

Erie, PA

#8 Jan 29, 2013
Steverino wrote:
A parsing of the data might recommended to ease the confusion. When the labor force has grown substantially, as it has in Erie County (by 3,000) in one year, one must re-align the base point to calculate the unemployment rate. The actual number of unemployed is down to 11,000 from the recession high and the number of people employed is up by 7,600 from the depths of the recession. Calculate all that with the growth in the labor market, which is good news and economists like to see, the rate increased. One does not want the labor market to be shrinking while unemployment is rising. So the fact that more people have entered the labor market is a positive sign.
Hey stupid... please wipe those statistics off, as they came out of your butt.
modernity

Erie, PA

#9 Jan 29, 2013
Ronnie wrote:
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Hey stupid... please wipe those statistics off, as they came out of your butt.
Low information voters, the key constituency of the gop. Hold on to your guns and your religion, its all you idiots have left.
Ronnie

Erie, PA

#10 Jan 29, 2013
modernity wrote:
<quoted text>Low information voters, the key constituency of the gop. Hold on to your guns and your religion, its all you idiots have left.
Everytime you look in the mirror you see a low information voter and an idiot. Sorry punk, but try taking the guns, coward. Your religion is your government. See where government gets you, idiot.
Ben Schmekel

Lodi, OH

#11 Jan 29, 2013
modernity wrote:
<quoted text>Low information voters, the key constituency of the gop. Hold on to your guns and your religion, its all you idiots have left.
you type this as you grip your flacid member and hear the echoes in your hollow head..

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