The Economy Is Creating Jobs. Will It...

The Economy Is Creating Jobs. Will It Continue?

There are 39 comments on the www.newyorker.com story from May 6, 2013, titled The Economy Is Creating Jobs. Will It Continue?. In it, www.newyorker.com reports that:

The payroll survey shows job growth averaging almost two hundred thousand per month—196,000 to be precise—since the start of the year.

Friday's employment report for April was generally positive, and, at least for now, it has alleviated fears that the economy is stuttering.

On Wall Street, traders cheered the numbers. The Dow flirted with 15,000, and the S. & P. 500 topped 1,600. Both surveys from the Labor Department—of firms and of households—showed solid job growth.

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BandMaster

Since: Sep 11

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#1 May 6, 2013
Barack can't stop job creation, even though he tries. America will beat him and Hillary in the end. After the Benghazi whistleblowers have destroyed them both, America will experience a rebirth as the world has never seen.

“Open your eyes”

Since: Sep 09

Central Florida

#2 May 6, 2013
"The Economy Is Creating Jobs."

Want to flip Burgers?
Want to stock shelves at Goodwill or Walmart?
Want to wipe someone's ass?
Want to carry someone's luggage to their room?
Want to wait on tables?

Then the new Amerika has a job for you.

Manufacturing? Amerika needs not of these things. We are a serviced based economy.

“I Offer You Truth!”

Since: Jul 07

Tampa, FL

#3 May 6, 2013
It's pretty certain job creation will continue, perhaps even at a higher rate. However, as Kahoki stated, the days of good paying jobs for non-professionals/non-college grads my very well be gone for the forseeable future.

“Make America Great Again”

Since: Jun 07

Bring Obama Back!

#4 May 6, 2013
When you look at the mess President Obama inherented from George W Bush, with an economy in free fall on the edge of total collapse, and to see the economy recovering at this rate so soon; it is just beyond amazing... especially with unpatriotic right-wingers begging for Obama and this nation to fail... to see things getting much better. How can any American who loves this country not appreciate what Obama has done.

“It's a Brand New Day”

Since: Feb 06

New Rochelle

#5 May 6, 2013
Kahoki wrote:
"The Economy Is Creating Jobs."
Want to flip Burgers?
Want to stock shelves at Goodwill or Walmart?
Want to wipe someone's ass?
Want to carry someone's luggage to their room?
Want to wait on tables?
Then the new Amerika has a job for you.
Manufacturing? Amerika needs not of these things. We are a serviced based economy.
Do you want to walk in the door and start as president?

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#6 May 6, 2013
Kahoki wrote:
"The Economy Is Creating Jobs."
Want to flip Burgers?
Want to stock shelves at Goodwill or Walmart?
Want to wipe someone's ass?
Want to carry someone's luggage to their room?
Want to wait on tables?
Then the new Amerika has a job for you.
Manufacturing? Amerika needs not of these things. We are a serviced based economy.
Okay, you are insulting the working Midamerican now. The people who make our lives possible. The people who you walk on. The people who you depend on.

Without people working in these jobs you list, most of us would starve, not because we are incapable of doing it ourselves, but because there is no room for us to do all this ourselves now. In order for 100% of the population to be self-sustaining we would need 4 times the amount of land, or more, and it would all be used as farmland, all of it. No one would have any free time. We'd also have no medical care, no computers, nothing. So yes, as the economy improves the number of job openings will always increase, that's basic math and logic. If you don't like people who do the jobs you depend on to survive, perhaps you should move to Mars.
Eleanor

Vernon Hills, IL

#7 May 6, 2013
Kahoki:

I think you pissed off a burger flipper who is afraid people will realize they could flip their own burgers at home !!

“Open your eyes”

Since: Sep 09

Central Florida

#8 May 6, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
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Okay, you are insulting the working Midamerican now. The people who make our lives possible. The people who you walk on. The people who you depend on.
Without people working in these jobs you list, most of us would starve, not because we are incapable of doing it ourselves, but because there is no room for us to do all this ourselves now. In order for 100% of the population to be self-sustaining we would need 4 times the amount of land, or more, and it would all be used as farmland, all of it. No one would have any free time. We'd also have no medical care, no computers, nothing. So yes, as the economy improves the number of job openings will always increase, that's basic math and logic. If you don't like people who do the jobs you depend on to survive, perhaps you should move to Mars.
You are missing the point.

My point is that our manufacturing is what needs to be added to to try to make an honest attempt to right this ship. However, everything that is created is temporary service jobs. They are not the same thing.

Without a strong manufacturing base and using the resources for ourselves instead of selling them to everyone overseas, these numbers are a lie. A mirage in the desert. That is all.

The little manufacturing we do have is not based on demand for specific goods. They are based on government mandates to increase stock of items that nobody is buying.

“It's a Brand New Day”

Since: Feb 06

New Rochelle

#9 May 6, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
<quoted text>
Okay, you are insulting the working Midamerican now. The people who make our lives possible. The people who you walk on. The people who you depend on.
Without people working in these jobs you list, most of us would starve, not because we are incapable of doing it ourselves, but because there is no room for us to do all this ourselves now. In order for 100% of the population to be self-sustaining we would need 4 times the amount of land, or more, and it would all be used as farmland, all of it. No one would have any free time. We'd also have no medical care, no computers, nothing. So yes, as the economy improves the number of job openings will always increase, that's basic math and logic. If you don't like people who do the jobs you depend on to survive, perhaps you should move to Mars.
No, I am not. I am now insulting you:
You are a baboon.

You moron.

“It's a Brand New Day”

Since: Feb 06

New Rochelle

#10 May 6, 2013
Kahoki wrote:
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You are missing the point.
My point is that our manufacturing is what needs to be added to to try to make an honest attempt to right this ship. However, everything that is created is temporary service jobs. They are not the same thing.
Without a strong manufacturing base and using the resources for ourselves instead of selling them to everyone overseas, these numbers are a lie. A mirage in the desert. That is all.
The little manufacturing we do have is not based on demand for specific goods. They are based on government mandates to increase stock of items that nobody is buying.
Not that it will easilly happen, but will a strong tariff on manufactured goods help US manufacturing?

How about a two-week vacation for Walmart?

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#11 May 6, 2013
Kahoki wrote:
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You are missing the point.
My point is that our manufacturing is what needs to be added to to try to make an honest attempt to right this ship. However, everything that is created is temporary service jobs. They are not the same thing.
Without a strong manufacturing base and using the resources for ourselves instead of selling them to everyone overseas, these numbers are a lie. A mirage in the desert. That is all.
The little manufacturing we do have is not based on demand for specific goods. They are based on government mandates to increase stock of items that nobody is buying.
"Right" what "ship?" We are not on the high seas, we are in a country that was impacted by an economical downturn that impacted pretty much all the other countries as well. In today's world, manufacturing is not even the basis for a strong economy anymore, ideas are now, you should catch up to the 21st century and stop playing like it's the 20th still. Ironically, you are correct in that the government is actually opposing economic growth in the US, just that your comprehension of how to improve it is lacking in modern methods.

Did you know that more money is made on IT than anything now? Did you also know that the US government is attempting to, and succeeded a little in, severing that source of income? More people make money off advertising online than anywhere else now, literally, everyone can make money on that. Put some ads on your blog or vlog, you earn money. If you have a business, advertise online and offer online storefronts, you are exposed to billions of customers. But what does the US government do? Try to pass SOPA and PIPA, and even actually sign ACTA. But the small labor jobs are required for us to survive, all of them, and insulting those people who make our lives possible is pretty much stupid.

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#12 May 6, 2013
Mr_Bill wrote:
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Not that it will easilly happen, but will a strong tariff on manufactured goods help US manufacturing?
How about a two-week vacation for Walmart?
Walmart puts money into the pockets of people who are uneducated so they can spend it on other merchandise at other businesses .... why do you want to cut off your means of earning money?

“Open your eyes”

Since: Sep 09

Central Florida

#13 May 6, 2013
Mr_Bill wrote:
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Not that it will easilly happen, but will a strong tariff on manufactured goods help US manufacturing?
How about a two-week vacation for Walmart?
Tarrifs will help. But, it is not the end all be all. But, that would be a good first step.

I refuse to step inside of that store. Walmart, Kmart, Target, not going to happen. Unfortunately I have to go to Publix for grocery shopping. But, I suck that one up at least since they are a Florida based company.

I made a pledge to myself, no box stores. Never again. I need meat, I go to this local butcher shop. Need new jeans, Diamond Gussett made in TN. And I am about to start going to this local dairy farm about 10 min from my house for milk and eggs and stuff like that.

No more national store, no more global store. Local local local. Pizza Hut? F That. Go to that little NY Italian joint. Yeah it made be more expensive, but, better quality and your neighbors are getting the money.

“It's a Brand New Day”

Since: Feb 06

New Rochelle

#14 May 6, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
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Walmart puts money into the pockets of people who are uneducated so they to cut off your means of earnincan spend it on other merchandise at other businesses .... why do you want g money?
Bullhit.
Walmart buys the cheapest crap overseas, and forces American factories out of business because of our cost of living differences, and foreign currency manipulation.

It is as simple as that. Every trip to Walmart for those "inexpensive goods" put Americns out of work.

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#15 May 6, 2013
Mr_Bill wrote:
<quoted text>
Bullhit.
Walmart buys the cheapest crap overseas, and forces American factories out of business because of our cost of living differences, and foreign currency manipulation.
It is as simple as that. Every trip to Walmart for those "inexpensive goods" put Americns out of work.
US factories are forcing US factories out of business by lobbying for regulations which hurt competitors. Stop buying conspiracy nuttery.
Eleanor

Vernon Hills, IL

#16 May 6, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
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Walmart puts money into the pockets of people who are uneducated so they can spend it on other merchandise at other businesses .... why do you want to cut off your means of earning money?
Here's a little information for you:

"As many as 80 percent of workers in Wal-Mart stores USE FOOD STAMPS."

Walmart workers can BARELY SURVIVE on their take home pay.

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/10/10/1141...

“It's a Brand New Day”

Since: Feb 06

New Rochelle

#17 May 6, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
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US factories are forcing US factories out of business by lobbying for regulations which hurt competitors. Stop buying conspiracy nuttery.
No, you are full of crazy, stupid nonsense. Move to West, Texas and sell that line.
Don Joe

Saint Paul, MN

#18 May 6, 2013
DapperDave wrote:
It's pretty certain job creation will continue, perhaps even at a higher rate. However, as Kahoki stated, the days of good paying jobs for non-professionals/non-college grads my very well be gone for the forseeable future.
All the jobs continue to be worse and worse. Professional jobs are having wages reduced and benefits cut. Why pay the prevailing wage when you can hire a new immigrant for half the pay? Even if they are only 2/3 as good, you still make more profit.

While there are jobs being created, we need about 350,000 per month to keep up with the growth of the population, and to start to reduce the number of unemployed. 100,000 to 200,000 just isn't enough. More and more people are falling through the cracks, whether they have advanced degrees in engineering or not. With the middle class disappearing, who are you going to sell anything to?

As you say, this is a service economy. What degree do you need to stock shelves, or run the cash register?

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#19 May 6, 2013
Eleanor wrote:
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Here's a little information for you:
"As many as 80 percent of workers in Wal-Mart stores USE FOOD STAMPS."
Walmart workers can BARELY SURVIVE on their take home pay.
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/10/10/1141...
You ignored the fact that 90% of Walmart workers were unemployed and almost 50% of them are disabled. Fancy that your source left those facts out as well.

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#20 May 6, 2013
Mr_Bill wrote:
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No, you are full of crazy, stupid nonsense. Move to West, Texas and sell that line.
I live in Seattle, where Microsoft, Apple, and Amazon rule, Amazon is new but hey, they offer a lot to the city as well. Guess who the primary contributors to helping people not only work, but helping those incapable of work live, are ... just a guess. You'll probably get it wrong.

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