Conn. unemployment rate increases to ...

Conn. unemployment rate increases to 8.1 percent

There are 71 comments on the Connecticut Post story from Sep 18, 2009, titled Conn. unemployment rate increases to 8.1 percent. In it, Connecticut Post reports that:

Labor officials say Connecticut's unemployment rate increased to 8.1 percent in August as the state lost 3,700 jobs, mostly in the hospitality, government and financial activities sectors.

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Crack is Wack

Stevenson, CT

#69 Sep 18, 2009
Still Unemployed wrote:
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I'm a hard worker will you hire me full time with benefits ?
i will hire you to shut up.
pwilson

Newtown, CT

#70 Sep 18, 2009
Still Unemployed wrote:
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I started with nothing and still have nothing !
A liberal tax and spend state such as Connecticut has very little to offer.
Help 4 U

Carver, MA

#71 Sep 18, 2009
Still Unemployed wrote:
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I Hate the President !
Me Too! I had a really good paying job before the White House went Black.
Good Point

Carver, MA

#73 Sep 19, 2009
Top Lever wrote:
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'cause pwilson is a Republican Asslicker ?
Much better than the Democrats who swallow the Black Man's jizz.

Since: Jul 08

Prospect, CT

#74 Sep 19, 2009
taxpayer wrote:
Currently you cannot collect for more than 79 weeks. thats the max. It's been the max for awhile now. so if you know someone who has collected for 3 years (156 weeks); have them arrested. If we go to 8% for 3 months(average) the EB benefits will increase by 7 weeks to a total of 86 maximum.A bill to extend the existing program by 13 additional weeks will be on the house floor next wednesday the 23rd. Gov. Rell and 21+ gov's of other states are urging passage. It would be nice to see our representatives vote to give their constituents a bailout; they already saved Acorn, GM, Banks, Investment firms, would be a pleasant surprise to see them support the taxpayers . We have more unemployed now since the great depression, lighten up everyone. NO ONE IS HIRING.You can reinvent yourself 20 times if none is hiring it does no good.Everyone I know that is collecting would ditch it tomorrow for a job any job. GET OFF THE I AND GET BACK ON THE WE.
Minor correction: The maximum benefit in CT is 72 weeks. If the unemployment rate is 8% for 3 consecutive months the additional 7 weeks will be available. For a maximum of 79 weeks.

However, since Dec of 2007, 7 MILLION jobs have been destroyed (Govt. term, not mine). 500,000+ PEOPLE are being laid off every single week...for months and months.

I challenge anyone to describe a scenario where anyone is likely to find work in this state.

Businesses certainly aren't stepping up and hiring people.
listen to pwilson

United States

#75 Sep 21, 2009
taxpayer wrote:
For those that don't want to wade back thru this crap. We missed the "trigger" of 8%. The rate of 8.1% puts us at a three month of 7.933333% HR3548 will be voted on next wednesdat the 23rd.It could give connecticut 13 more weeks of EB. We need to contact Himes, Delauro,Dodd,Lieberman,Etc. to vote for it and to have it apply to all states reguardless of the unemployment percentage. No more triggers.
good luck everyone.
Get a part time job and live within your means.

Get some training to move up in the world if you find your present occupation going nowhere.

Don't expect some politico to recue you from the bumps in the road.
Tax and Spend

Shelton, CT

#76 Sep 21, 2009
Jezebel282 wrote:
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Minor correction:
Businesses certainly aren't stepping up and hiring people.
Business is not stepping up and hiring people because there is too much government unknown out there including:

Healthcare costs
Energy Costs (Cap and Trade)
Higher Income Taxes
Higher State Taxes

Business plans for 3-5 years out. You cannot plan with these unknowns. Thus no business will hire.

The stimulus should have been given to small business instead of ACORN!

Since: Jul 08

Stevenson, CT

#77 Sep 21, 2009
Tax and Spend wrote:
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Business is not stepping up and hiring people because there is too much government unknown out there including:
Healthcare costs
Energy Costs (Cap and Trade)
Higher Income Taxes
Higher State Taxes
Business plans for 3-5 years out. You cannot plan with these unknowns. Thus no business will hire.
The stimulus should have been given to small business instead of ACORN!
T&S, it isn't ALWAYS the government's fault. No American small business plans effectively for 3-5 years. Shareholder's wouldn't tolerate skipping a single 10Q of profit.

You want to help small business? Get the health insurance companies off their backs. Energy costs come from UI (rates have DOUBLED in the last 5 years) and $145/barrel of oil. Oh...and stop spending $10 BILLION/month in Iraq.
Be Careful What You Say

Yonkers, NY

#79 Sep 22, 2009
pwilson wrote:
<quoted text>Compared to what I have seen and been through in my lifetime,this recession is no worse than some previous ones, and certainly not as bad as the great depression. Normal business cycles such as this come and go and if you learn the lesson of work ethic, and save your money, you will survive.
My family started with nothing. I started with nothing. At one time I worked 3 jobs at the same time.I know what it takes to start a business from nothing. I learned the work ethic. I never got married until I could afford it. I never bought a car on credit. I saved and built a house. The only thing that has changed are peoples attitudes. When you live on the edge, you fall off the edge.
Stop voting in far left liberals with their promise of entitlements and who tax the hell out of working people and businesses that create jobs.
I reiterate: you are totally clueless. Do you think I wanted my hours reduced? Do you think this recession happened the day after election day? Look back to the last eight years. Wealthy conservative bankers living beyond their means. Crooks on Wall Street, not liberals. 20 years ago, my husband and I lived comfortably. We both worked, saved our money, didn't use credit, didn't have our child until we could afford it and only had one child. Then you know what happened? He died suddenly. There was life insurance, there was savings. There is no way I was able to live beyond my means after this happened. That money only goes so far. Yes, I'll rip my child out of school, bring on some more change after losing a parent, move out of state, with no family nearby, no job to count on.

Don't assume that everyone would and should be able to live your way. Just keep patting yourself on the back and hope and pray that you don't hit any wrinkles that change your life dramatically. Things happen that you can't control. All you can do is try your best and go on from there. How dare you think that I and people on unemployment are sitting back and reaping this windfall without having to work for it. If you ever collected unemployment, you would know what a demeaning and humbling experience it is. You also would find out fast that you won't live the good life on unemployment. I have worked steadily for the last 25+ years, never laid off, never quit without another job lined up. This is a recession started by conservatives if you want to get political about it. I'm sure all of our relatives and friends who lived through the great depression of the 1930s were lazy good for nothings (in your warped narrow mind). May I remind you that the depression was bailed out by the liberal democrats.

You are a clueless a--hol-.
ColTravis

Trumbull, CT

#80 Sep 22, 2009
Nobody pays attention to wilson. It's fun to poke him with a stick ,but thats all.Just ignore him.
Be Careful What You Say

Yonkers, NY

#81 Sep 22, 2009
ColTravis wrote:
Nobody pays attention to wilson. It's fun to poke him with a stick ,but thats all.Just ignore him.
Poke him with a stick, like a snake which is what I think he is? His soapbox speech just hit a nerve.

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