Payrolls up 431,000, lifted by census...

Payrolls up 431,000, lifted by census jobs

There are 37 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Jun 4, 2010, titled Payrolls up 431,000, lifted by census jobs. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

The nation's payroll grew by 431,000 last month, completely reflecting a burst of temporary census hiring by the government.

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Karl Marx

Hopkins, MN

#1 Jun 4, 2010
Who needs private sector jobs. We can all work for the government.
Vladimir Lenin

Saint Paul, MN

#2 Jun 4, 2010
Karl Marx wrote:
Who needs private sector jobs. We can all work for the government.
I have to agree comrade.
How's that "Hope and Change" working out?
MinnesotaGuy

Minneapolis, MN

#3 Jun 4, 2010
Three straight months of job growth (even if you discount the census workers) and three straight quarters of GDP growth.The financial collapse hit us hard, but now we're pulling ourselves out of it. Enough of all the negativity, we're well into a recovery.
zingbopper

Alma Center, WI

#4 Jun 4, 2010
These government pukes are losers, the numbers go down, and within the same story they say " things are improving " you can't have it both ways morons.
felix

Saint Paul, MN

#5 Jun 4, 2010
F-ING JOKE , 420K CENSUS TAKERS
Jason

Minneapolis, MN

#6 Jun 4, 2010
Are you for real? This is terrible news, its all temp gov jobs, you can paint any picture you want but we are in debt up to our eyeballs and the private sector is not hiring. People are living on unemployment and temp gov jobs.
MinnesotaGuy wrote:
Three straight months of job growth (even if you discount the census workers) and three straight quarters of GDP growth.The financial collapse hit us hard, but now we're pulling ourselves out of it. Enough of all the negativity, we're well into a recovery.
concerned

Saint Paul, MN

#7 Jun 4, 2010
MinnesotaGuy wrote:
Three straight months of job growth (even if you discount the census workers) and three straight quarters of GDP growth.The financial collapse hit us hard, but now we're pulling ourselves out of it. Enough of all the negativity, we're well into a recovery.
Not sure what you what you are looking at to say that we are well into a recovery, but things are not getting better from where I sit. Unemployment is still close to double digits, no hiring of any consequence, taxes moving up, inflation is going to hit us hard soon, and Nobama doesn't have a clue what to do.
laissez faire

Minneapolis, MN

#8 Jun 4, 2010
A major shock like the '08 financial collapse is going to take a long, long time to recover. It could be a decade to get back to the natural rate of unemployment, regardless of what politicians decide to do. I'm encouraged to see any positive job growth.
CzarInMpls

Saint Paul, MN

#9 Jun 4, 2010
Happy days are here again. The skies above are clear again. What happens with all these census people when they're done doing the census?
Skippy

Eau Claire, WI

#10 Jun 4, 2010
The Obama admin has been extremely effective in getting more and more Americans hooked on government services. We've become a nation of helpless babies that need government for everything.

Democrats love having people rely on government instead of standing on their own two feet. Yet, the dopes in the urban areas still get on their knees every November looking for the candidates with a (D or DFL) behind their name.

Democrats help poor people...stay that way.
Dude

Buffalo, MN

#11 Jun 4, 2010
Maybe if we put everyone on the Government payroll, that would make vevery thing better. We could raise the minumum wage to $100.00 per hour and put everyone to work for the Government. PERFECT! No one below the poverty level. 100% employment rate. That means no one would ever be poor again. It's seems so simple to me. Why can't the conservatives see this ?:)
Vladimir Lenin

Saint Paul, MN

#12 Jun 4, 2010
Dude wrote:
Maybe if we put everyone on the Government payroll, that would make vevery thing better. We could raise the minumum wage to $100.00 per hour and put everyone to work for the Government. PERFECT! No one below the poverty level. 100% employment rate. That means no one would ever be poor again. It's seems so simple to me. Why can't the conservatives see this ?:)
That is what we have been saying all along. Communism and Socialism work soooooo well!
Wake Up

Cottage Grove, MN

#13 Jun 4, 2010
Not enough time to be worried about jobs.....Obama is too busy being very angry about the oil spill....and trying to bribe senate candidates to drop their campaigns.
ComradK

United States

#14 Jun 4, 2010
laissez faire wrote:
A major shock like the '08 financial collapse is going to take a long, long time to recover. It could be a decade to get back to the natural rate of unemployment, regardless of what politicians decide to do. I'm encouraged to see any positive job growth.
.........Just long enough for most people to forget who screwed us.
ComradK

United States

#15 Jun 4, 2010
Skippy wrote:
The Obama admin has been extremely effective in getting more and more Americans hooked on government services. We've become a nation of helpless babies that need government for everything.
Democrats love having people rely on government instead of standing on their own two feet. Yet, the dopes in the urban areas still get on their knees every November looking for the candidates with a (D or DFL) behind their name.
Democrats help poor people...stay that way.
uh.. and what does the "F" stand for in DFL?

“I am always right.”

Since: Oct 09

Former MN Taxpayer

#16 Jun 4, 2010
A job is a job. Does not matter to the job seeker if it is in the private sector.

This is more evidence that the economy is back on track after being destroyed by Bushco & Friends.

Since: Sep 08

Monroe, LA

#17 Jun 4, 2010
Multitasking: sucking at the government teat while sucking more capital from the private sector.
Cory in St Paul

Minneapolis, MN

#18 Jun 4, 2010
400,000 temporary government jobs do not count as growth. This administration keeps making it harder day after day for small business to not only hire people, but to survive. 80% of the population is employed by small business. Any 10 year old could look at the numbers and realize the best way to grow the economy would be to feed the 80%, not take food away. But no, this administration wants more government controlled jobs. The same 10 year old would also understand that shrinking the number of small businesses shrinks tax dollars-hence less money for government-hence less hiring power for government. It all seems pretty simple, and if Americans were paying attention for a SECOND, they run this administration out right now.
wagging the dog again

Minneapolis, MN

#19 Jun 4, 2010
My friend who has his own seasonal business needed some income in the meantime and got a census job. Three weeks of "training" and two weeks on the job and they let him go telling him his assignment was over. What a farce to pad the jobs numbers! I think he was still employed by the census for about a week in May, so I suppose that counts as an entire month too!
Tom

Saint Paul, MN

#20 Jun 4, 2010
ComradK wrote:
<quoted text>
uh.. and what does the "F" stand for in DFL?
DFL = Dumb For Life

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