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1,154,000 Fewer Americans Working Today Than 6 Years Ago
CNSNews ^ | 2/7/2014 | Ali Meyer

Posted on 02/07/2014 7:56:16 AM PST by rktman

1,154,000 fewer Americans are working today than six years ago, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

In January 2008, 146,378,000 Americans 16 and over were employed, and now in January 2014, 145,224,000 are employed, a difference of 1,154,000.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Extended News
KEYWORDS: jobless
Duh. More free time. Hello. If you look at the picture you'll see a man holding a sign that states "We Wanna Work". I guess he didn't get the memo cause according to the spokesmodels from the white house, no they/we don't. They/we relish less hours and more free time to tuck their/our kids in at night (instead of, ugh, working) and time to do what they/we are passionate about. It truly is turning in to bizzaro frickin' world. Lucky for us the "lyin' king" has ensured that we've turned the corner and the economy is on the road to recovery and everybody has free health coverage. Whether they/we want it or not. Sunflowers, rainbows, pink unicorns. Ahhhhh.
1 posted on 02/07/2014 7:56:16 AM PST by rktman
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To: rktman
On the bright side, 1.1 million more freelance poets & stay-at-home dads...
2 posted on 02/07/2014 7:58:36 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: rktman
But Nancy P. says they're all free now to pursue their bliss.


3 posted on 02/07/2014 7:59:04 AM PST by Paine in the Neck (Our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

LOL! Thanks for sharing that ray of sunshine.


4 posted on 02/07/2014 7:59:16 AM PST by rktman (Under my plan(scheme), the price of EVERYTHING will necessarily skyrocket! Period.)
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To: rktman

Job-Lock ping!


5 posted on 02/07/2014 8:01:35 AM PST by AU72
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To: Paine in the Neck

And apparently she’s upset with wind bag billy boy o’really’s “disrespect” shown to the “lyin’ king” during the pre seahawks showed up, broncos didn’t football game interview. He showed a lot more constraint than I would have. I guess that’s why he make the big bucks working for Fox and I don’t.


6 posted on 02/07/2014 8:01:58 AM PST by rktman (Under my plan(scheme), the price of EVERYTHING will necessarily skyrocket! Period.)
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To: AU72

Boom, shacka job locka. Boom shacka job locka.

That’s a get down melody in there somewhere...


7 posted on 02/07/2014 8:06:43 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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8 posted on 02/07/2014 8:08:23 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: rktman

I was reading on hotair that from January 2013 to January 2014 there were 1.9 million new jobs created but 2.2 million new unemployed. A net loss of 300k jobs. So that’s about the average. Of course the unemployment rate drops due to the unemployed running out of bennies and no longer counting in the labor force.


9 posted on 02/07/2014 8:08:30 AM PST by nhwingut (This tagline is for lease)
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To: Paine in the Neck

I’m not a graphics person, but someone should design a nice political cartoon showing Obamacare’s falling dominoes —

The first 2 or 3 falling dominoes are labeled “went Part Time to obtain subsidies”
and the ones not yet fallen labeled, “about to pay more Taxes for Partimers subsidies.”


10 posted on 02/07/2014 8:11:38 AM PST by 4Liberty (Optimal institutions - optimal economy.)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
As a classical music lover, I'm looking forward to many new symphonies and operas being penned by those whose jobs were "downsized" to fewer than 30 hours to comply with Obamacare mandates!

Perhaps even something in honor of our Tyrant-in-Chief, something to memorialize his many Executive Orders (now being commanded by Sheliah Jackass Lee, the brilliant black congresswoman noting our planting the American flag on……Mars?).

Actually, if Obama's many speeches could be set to a video, with a musical background and include his many "selfless," why this could even earn our "Star" an Oscar in time for his likeness being added to Mt. Rushmore!

What brilliance, I'm just overcome with joy knowing my fellow Americans are experiencing this "extra time off" just in time for Johnny Boehner and his minions in Congress to sweep in and save these and soon to be out-of-work "scholars and composers" from having to bust a sweat by granting Amnesty to millions already here working at those jobs that the White House, Congress and now the GOP are celebrating!

"Like your country, maybe we'll let you keep it, on second thought, nah!"

11 posted on 02/07/2014 8:12:23 AM PST by zerosix (Native Sunflower)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

And 2,000,000 more are on the same path thanks to Obamacare!


12 posted on 02/07/2014 8:14:41 AM PST by b4its2late (A Progressive is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: nhwingut

I seem to remember someone arguing that the folks running out and no longer on the long term unemployment didn’t factor in. I think their logic and reasonable argument basically was: “Nuh uh!” I didn’t get into the: “Is so. Is not” battle. ;>}


13 posted on 02/07/2014 8:19:47 AM PST by rktman (Under my plan(scheme), the price of EVERYTHING will necessarily skyrocket! Period.)
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Obama has fundamentally transformed America and freed these Americans from job lock (and from accomplishment, independence, and setting a positive example for their families). That is change - as promised.


14 posted on 02/07/2014 8:50:37 AM PST by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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Impeach Obama in 2014, PERIOD.


15 posted on 02/07/2014 9:09:22 AM PST by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: nhwingut
So that’s about the average. Of course the unemployment rate drops due to the unemployed running out of bennies and no longer counting in the labor force.

Collecting, or not collecting, unemployment compensation has no bearing on how the unemployment rate is calculated.

16 posted on 02/07/2014 9:17:21 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: rktman

That 145 million IS NOT the number of PEOPLE employed. It is the number of JOBS held. The number of full-time salaried jobs held is about 27 million.


17 posted on 02/07/2014 9:20:00 AM PST by CodeToad (When ignorance rules a person's decision they are resorting to superstition.)
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Does that count legitimate retirees? If so, they should be subtracted from the total to give us an honest assessment of the situation. After all, we are not RATs (who won’t even count those who have given up looking for work as unemployed).


18 posted on 02/07/2014 9:23:24 AM PST by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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Many of them are now on disability retirement from the Obama Regime.


19 posted on 02/07/2014 9:24:22 AM PST by RetiredArmy (All that call upon His name shall be saved! HE is the ONLY way to heaven. Only HIM!!)
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Heard some back and forth last night about the “lost” jobs/hours due to the aca. The opponent kept saying something about “100’s of millions of jobs”. WHAT? Where does this guy get his info? I guess I musta forgot that reduced hours and reduced pay is apparently a good thing. HUH? And these white house asshats spokesmodels can actually stand there and state this crap with straight faces.


20 posted on 02/07/2014 9:31:14 AM PST by rktman (Under my plan(scheme), the price of EVERYTHING will necessarily skyrocket! Period.)
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If a person so much as works 1 hour it is counted as a “job”. If that same person does this 10 times in a year, that’s 10 “jobs created” and “10 people employed”.

I want to see the number of people actually working salaried full-time, hourly full-time, single job part-time, and multiple jobs part-time.

Those numbers are extremely difficult to come by, but so far I see 27 million salaried full-time, 45 million hourly full-time, 25 million hourly part-time, and about 3 million multiple jobs part-time. That’s about 99 million employed at all. The 145 million number seems completely bogus.


21 posted on 02/07/2014 9:47:28 AM PST by CodeToad (When ignorance rules a person's decision they are resorting to superstition.)
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Yeah but the unemployment number is going down drastically at 6.6% presently so all is good. Just keep watching tv and reading the want ads and collecting a check because unemployment is coming down...


22 posted on 02/07/2014 9:53:57 AM PST by oust the louse (The Democratic Party might as well be called the Death Party. Abortion & ObamaCare/death panels.)
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To: oust the louse

LOL! You noticed that too huh?


23 posted on 02/07/2014 10:01:10 AM PST by rktman (Under my plan(scheme), the price of EVERYTHING will necessarily skyrocket! Period.)
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This is glorious news comrades. Millions are unshackled from the drudgery of capitalist exploitation.

Plus, the economy is SOOO good people can afford to retire and not work so much.


24 posted on 02/07/2014 12:23:20 PM PST by Organic Panic
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