Region's jobless rate jumps to nine-m...

Region's jobless rate jumps to nine-month high

There are 5 comments on the The Times-Tribune story from Jul 31, 2012, titled Region's jobless rate jumps to nine-month high. In it, The Times-Tribune reports that:

Unemployment in the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre metropolitan area shot to a nine-month high in June, according to data released today by the state Department of Labor and Industry.

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Mountain Top, PA

#1 Aug 5, 2012
This article really struck a nerve with me.
Anthony Liuzzo a Wilkes University Professor and Steven Zellers were inteeviewed.
I’m not trying to sound like a wise guy but just because Anthony Liuzzo has a Ph.D. and is a Professor doesn’t mean he knows what he’s talking about.
It doesn't take a Ph.D. and analyst to see that THINGS ARE NOT GETTING ANY BETTER. Yes, there might be spikes up and down here and there but the overall trend is NOT GOOD.
As the economy expands and recovery continues, he must be reading his explanation from a college text book, because this so-called expansion and recovery has not happened. I think some people really are on drugs; what expansion and what recovery is he referring to ??
There’s people still defaulting on mortgages, people living in tent cities, people stealing and looting because they lost their job and unemployment ran out and have resorted to crime to try to stay alive. This is just the tip of the iceberg.
As unemployment benefits run out for people they are NO LONGER included in the calculations and this will make the numbers look smaller than they really are even though these same people still haven’t found jobs.
Look on the internet, all the experts that are not liars are all saying the same thing, there never was a recovery, and now we are sliding back into a recession AGAIN.
Or, did we just not ever get out of the recession from 2007-2008 ??

“A Dog's Life is Good”

Since: Feb 11

Mon Valley, Pa.

#2 Aug 5, 2012
It's an election year. Some people will say anything to save their leaders.

Forest, VA

#3 Aug 9, 2012
Dove Windows in Wilkes is closing tomorrow. The owners are saying it's the economic conditions, but really it was management, or lack of it that caused the downfall. Still, 100+ people will lose their jobs because of the closing.
voice n wilderness
#4 Aug 17, 2012
Halliburton's major business segment is the Energy Services Group (ESG). ESG provides technical products and services for petroleum and natural gas exploration and production. Halliburton's former subsidiary, KBR, is a major construction company of refineries, oil fields, pipelines, and chemical plants. which had been its contracting, engineering and construction unit as a part of the company for 44 years.[12], Dick Cheney Sound familiar, Also a friend of the Koch Brothers, This is from a very reliable source Folks, Halliburton Started a new Program Called get this operation Battle Red, from What i gather is to close down operations in some area's in the US , To lay off and cut some productions to cause the rise of Oil and Natural gas Prices they are all so in bed with Koch Brothers, Goldman sacks to falsely raise unemployment Rates and energy prices they are about ready to be caught, When this info is released, I know this is way above your heads in mountain city even above INHW , But maybe some one will understand what is going on, I am a Independent conservative and for the first time in 45 years I will not be voting I will not vote for a man who helped suck millions of jobs and is a free trader into office Meaning Romney Who I feel is A traitor to my Country!!!!!
voice n wilderness

Tarboro, NC

#5 Aug 17, 2012
David And Charles Koch The Koch brothers who they are and were they spend their money And I don't mean the big amounts of Money poured into tea party-like groups such as one David Koch helped to found: Americans for Prosperity Foundation, which has 25 states’ chapters reporting about how they have organised to push Obama administration policies back. Koch brothers David and Charles… along with what some call their outpouring of money so much of which is ‘heavily weighted giving’ to protect their own business interests: oil, lumber, formaldehyde, This is who your tea party is tied in with, Does Enron Ring a bell, and Oil Price energy price Manipulation, Koch Brothers are Republican tribe. Conservative clan and make comments on how they control the republican party with the help of what the Real Republicans call the knuckle Dragger's meaning the Tea Party members
Were the real money is being Dispersed!!
they outspent Exxon Mobil from 2005-2008, giving huge amounts of money to organisations fighting climate change legislation, for instance. They’ve funded a spider network of many foundations, think tanks,(Charles is one of the founders of Cato Institute) and political front groups that continue to target many Obama Administration policies: health-care reform, EPA rulings, immigration, economic-stimulus, Federal finance legislation.This funding via billions of dollars over time, is noted in an August 2010 essay in The New Yorker magazine:“in political circles, their ideological network is known as the Kochtopus”. The family name is actually pronounced “coke” A study released in 2010 by the University of Massachusetts at Amherst’s Political Economy Research Institute named Koch Industries one of the top ten air polluters in the United States. Charles Lewis, founder of the Centre for Public Integrity, said,“The Koch are on a whole different level. There’s no one else who has spent this much money. The sheer dimension of it is what sets them apart. They have a pattern of lawbreaking, political manipulation, and obfuscation. They are the Standard Oil of our times.” A lot of good meaning individuals are being fooled by this so called grass roots organisation Called the Tea Party

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