Unemployment falls in New Mexico and ...

Unemployment falls in New Mexico and most states (9:03 a.m.)

There are 14 comments on the Las Cruces Sun-News story from May 20, 2011, titled Unemployment falls in New Mexico and most states (9:03 a.m.). In it, Las Cruces Sun-News reports that:

The unemployment rate fell last month in New Mexico and in more than three-quarters of nation's states, evidence that companies are feeling more confident in the U.S. economy.

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cynic

Ashburn, VA

#1 May 20, 2011
... where are these statistics coming from ??? I saw the news on one of the Albuquerque TV stations last night (Thursday night 5/19) and they had a story that the New Mexico Human Services Department stated that food stamp applications are up 18% from this time last year and they expect that applications are going to INCREASE in the coming months ... a spokesperson from the NMHSD said in the story that the current SAD STATE OF THE STATE'S ECONOMY is the main reason for the increase in applications ... so, WHO'S TELLING THE TRUTH ???
EL POLITICO - ABUQ

United States

#2 May 20, 2011
The reality is that this article fails to state that yes unemployment claims might have dropped in NM however, there were no increases in hiring to replace lost jobs.

So there is still a very real deficit in employment rates in NM.

Don't let the government numbers fool you to believe that things are great....they are not.
Jake

Santa Fe, NM

#3 May 20, 2011
I'm usually really cynical about the sub par writing in lcsn but I hope that all my unemployed brethren find work.
Hmmm

Las Cruces, NM

#4 May 20, 2011
Unemployment falls? Not from where I'm standing.

Since: May 11

Gallup, NM

#5 May 20, 2011
Whatever AP. Everyone knows the real unemployment #'s are in the mid 18% levels. How's that hope and changey thing working out for you lemmens.
at least

Albuquerque, NM

#6 May 20, 2011
At least nobummer forgave 1 billion to another
mon key state in the middle east. Yea!
MovingAlong

Las Cruces, NM

#7 May 20, 2011
The liberal media is going to provide positive data about employment by construing facts and revamping stats. Remember that BHO has started his campaign (of course he has never stopped) for 2012. The liberal media will do, will say, will lie, will distort, will kiss his a**, they will do anything in order to get that thrill in their leg again.
NMSU grad

Midland, TX

#8 May 20, 2011
Midland-Odessa Texas: both cities need many skilled and unskilled workers. Many companies have job fairs, all the time. White collar, blue collar. Good pay. Truck drivers, oil field laborers, warehouse work, you name it they have it. Small business are doing very well and need counter help, etc. Either Chamber of Commerce offices can direct you.
Unemployment rate stays around 4.3%.
Notsofast

United States

#9 May 21, 2011
Just more crap from the BLS (Bureau of Lies & Shams) via AP(MSM, Main Stream Media).
Here are the real stats:

http://www.shadowstats.com/alternate_data/une...
future resident

Columbus, OH

#10 May 21, 2011
So, where does New Mexico stand in unemployment rankings?
Ooops

Albuquerque, NM

#11 May 21, 2011
future resident wrote:
So, where does New Mexico stand in unemployment rankings?
Who cares, the jobs that are here are minimum wage. Don't come here looking for a job ~ unless you are illegal and build rock walls or are willing to work minimum wage and have a supervisor who's a high school drop out with three kids and doesn't speak english.
creativetruth

Albuquerque, NM

#12 May 21, 2011
What are absolutely the worst words that could be formulated and spoken on any news source--if you are a Republican? The world is coming to an end? There is a dirty bomb in a crate in New York harbor? The Mississippi floods a million homes? No. None of these. The worst news possible is that the economy is turning around from the Bush depression and employment is rising. It's the apocalypse for the Repubs. With a little work, they just might prolong the misery. Now we're talkin' Republican strategy.
Your

Albuquerque, NM

#13 May 21, 2011
creativetruth wrote:
What are absolutely the worst words that could be formulated and spoken on any news source--if you are a Republican? The world is coming to an end? There is a dirty bomb in a crate in New York harbor? The Mississippi floods a million homes? No. None of these. The worst news possible is that the economy is turning around from the Bush depression and employment is rising. It's the apocalypse for the Repubs. With a little work, they just might prolong the misery. Now we're talkin' Republican strategy.
version of the truth certainly is very creative. Have you considered a career in politics?
SpeedRacer

Las Cruces, NM

#14 May 22, 2011
From the horses mouth, I was on it till it ran out like many other people.You can not get much assistance on it our food stamps were 87.00 dollars a month for my wife son and myself, and as for jobs try to find one that will hire for minimun wage after making 20+ per hour they just laugh.I wish every one luck at finding a job.

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