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144,000 Jobs Created in August (UE Rate Down at 5.4%)
CNBC | September 3, 2004

Posted on 09/03/2004 5:30:59 AM PDT by RWR8189

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1 posted on 09/03/2004 5:31:04 AM PDT by RWR8189
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To: RWR8189
jobs were created in August. The unemployment rate edgged down at 5.4%

Dashole will be deeply saddened.

2 posted on 09/03/2004 5:32:06 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: RWR8189

That was fast.


3 posted on 09/03/2004 5:32:15 AM PDT by Trust but Verify (Charter member Broken Glass Republicans (2000))
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To: RWR8189

But Kerry served in vietnam


4 posted on 09/03/2004 5:32:52 AM PDT by slowhand520
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To: RWR8189

Excellent News


5 posted on 09/03/2004 5:33:00 AM PDT by MJY1288 (John Kerry Says he Would Conduct a More Thoughtful and Sensitive War on Terror)
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To: RWR8189

The number of new jobs is not a good as they could have been. But the lower UE number more than offsets that.


6 posted on 09/03/2004 5:33:09 AM PDT by Don'tMessWithTexas
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To: RWR8189

What a relief this must be for the Bush campaign to see that the numbers are good. This will give the President an added boost coming out of the convention.


7 posted on 09/03/2004 5:33:09 AM PDT by ContraryMary
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To: Trust but Verify

Calling John Kerry...calling John Kerry...must still be asleep...


8 posted on 09/03/2004 5:33:12 AM PDT by Lurking2Long
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To: RWR8189

June revised up to 96k
July to revised up to 73k.


9 posted on 09/03/2004 5:33:16 AM PDT by RWR8189 (Its Morning in America Again!)
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To: MJY1288

Bush's Fault.


10 posted on 09/03/2004 5:33:21 AM PDT by RetroSexual
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Fox reporting on it now.


11 posted on 09/03/2004 5:33:26 AM PDT by freeperfromnj
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To: RWR8189
Dept of Labor Report
12 posted on 09/03/2004 5:33:29 AM PDT by The G Man (I'm mad as ZELL and I'm not gonna take it anymore!)
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To: RWR8189

Did I just hear CNN fn call this "lackluster?"


13 posted on 09/03/2004 5:33:56 AM PDT by Guillermo (It's the 99% of Mohammedans that make the other 1% look bad.)
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To: Puppage

I would tout the low UE figure, BIG TIME.


14 posted on 09/03/2004 5:33:57 AM PDT by Don'tMessWithTexas
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To: ContraryMary

I'm about to sign off for awhile so I can get gussied up to go see our President here in Milwaukee.


15 posted on 09/03/2004 5:34:10 AM PDT by Trust but Verify (Charter member Broken Glass Republicans (2000))
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To: RWR8189

FOUR MORE YEARS!!! FOUR MORE YEARS!!!! FOUR MORE YEARS!!!!

Not earthshaking, but good, VERY GOOD!


16 posted on 09/03/2004 5:34:37 AM PDT by LakeLady (Terror Alert - Kerry Implosion Imminent. President George W. Bush will protect us!)
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To: RWR8189

great news


17 posted on 09/03/2004 5:34:37 AM PDT by escapefromboston (Hal Jordan returns!)
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To: slowhand520

there was a rumor of that going around. Hopefully he will mention it at some point.


18 posted on 09/03/2004 5:34:41 AM PDT by jern
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To: Puppage
This is huge news that will definitely favour Bush43.

This is a killer for the sKerry campaign.

19 posted on 09/03/2004 5:34:56 AM PDT by hawkaw
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To: Don'tMessWithTexas
I would tout the low UE figure, BIG TIME.

Isn't that lower than Clinton's UE in '96?

20 posted on 09/03/2004 5:35:09 AM PDT by JoeBob255
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To: RWR8189

Thank goodness. This is rock-solid. Not too great so that the markets might overreact on interest rates. Not too small that it makes everyone concerned everything is slowing down.


21 posted on 09/03/2004 5:35:11 AM PDT by Tennessean4Bush (An optimist believes we live in the best of all possible worlds, a pessimist fears this is true.)
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To: RWR8189

I think the Household numbers are down 152k, but this table always confuses me.


22 posted on 09/03/2004 5:35:35 AM PDT by RWR8189 (Its Morning in America Again!)
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Wonderful news for all -- including the liberals.</sarcasm off


23 posted on 09/03/2004 5:35:43 AM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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But, but, but....(sputter...)they're all POOPY jobs...
24 posted on 09/03/2004 5:35:51 AM PDT by G L Tirebiter
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To: Tennessean4Bush

But what about Dingell-Norwood? :^)


25 posted on 09/03/2004 5:35:55 AM PDT by TheBigB ("I'm Bill Clinton, and I'm reporting for booty!")
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To: Don'tMessWithTexas

They're both positive numbers IMHO. Certainly not the huge problem that sKerry claims.


26 posted on 09/03/2004 5:35:57 AM PDT by meyer
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To: Don'tMessWithTexas

5.4% is rock solid good.


27 posted on 09/03/2004 5:36:05 AM PDT by Tennessean4Bush (An optimist believes we live in the best of all possible worlds, a pessimist fears this is true.)
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To: hawkaw

Market shot up immediately.


28 posted on 09/03/2004 5:36:39 AM PDT by Nataku X (John sez: NO BLOOD FOR PURPLE HEARTS!)
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To: Salvation

Really good news. Better than I expected. This will just help Bush build on his momentum. Unless Bush makes a major gaff or some big event that goes against him, I think it is just about over for Kerry.


29 posted on 09/03/2004 5:36:45 AM PDT by gswilder
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To: TheBigB

ROTFLMAO!


30 posted on 09/03/2004 5:37:12 AM PDT by Tennessean4Bush (An optimist believes we live in the best of all possible worlds, a pessimist fears this is true.)
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To: RWR8189

"little changed" is what one report said - 5.4% is LESS than 5.5% and is a great number...one of the lowest in modern times.

President Bush's 1st term unemployment rate is NOW LOWER than was Clinton's in Clinton's FIRST TERM -- and the Pres inherited a recession, the Clinton stock bubble bursting, the investing scandal, 9/11 attack on the world financial center, the 9/11 demise of the airline industry, and a war.

I'd say that this is MIRACULOUS! I mean -- LOWER than Clinton's. It's amazing.


31 posted on 09/03/2004 5:37:14 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army and Supporting Bush/Cheney 2004!)
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To: RWR8189

Tis good news.

Now if this could only come to new york


32 posted on 09/03/2004 5:37:15 AM PDT by The Mayor (Every loss leaves an empty space that only God's presence)
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To: RWR8189

Economists expected 150,000 new jobs, 5.5% unemployment.


33 posted on 09/03/2004 5:37:30 AM PDT by Thane_Banquo ("Armed with what? Spitballs?")
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Good enough. 4 more here we come.


35 posted on 09/03/2004 5:38:00 AM PDT by VRWC_minion
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"144,000 Jobs Created in August"

Yes, but FOX had an analyist on that said the economists were expecting 150,000 jobs to be added.

Another Bush failure.


36 posted on 09/03/2004 5:38:05 AM PDT by Rebelbase (John Kerry, sign form 180 .)
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Over the year, payroll employment has risen by 1.7 million, with slightly more than half the gain (885,000) occurring from March through May of this year. Since May, nonfarm employment has risen by 313,000, as revised.

Bada bing!

37 posted on 09/03/2004 5:38:19 AM PDT by The G Man (I'm mad as ZELL and I'm not gonna take it anymore!)
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You people are missing the point -- the Vice President got five deferments! Five!
38 posted on 09/03/2004 5:38:26 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (The Fourth Estate is a Fifth Column)
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To: gswilder

My first advice, tongue in cheek, would be for the Bush Campaign to dump the backstabbing McVain pronto.


39 posted on 09/03/2004 5:38:37 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: RWR8189

Now we're talking.


40 posted on 09/03/2004 5:38:42 AM PDT by ArcLight
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Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
1996 5.6 5.5 5.5 5.6 5.6 5.3 5.5 5.1 5.2 5.2 5.4 5.4  
2004 5.6 5.6 5.7 5.6 5.6 5.6 5.5 5.4

41 posted on 09/03/2004 5:39:01 AM PDT by RWR8189 (Its Morning in America Again!)
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It's Bush's fault!


42 posted on 09/03/2004 5:39:44 AM PDT by notforhire (It riles them to believe that we perceive the web they weave.)
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To: RWR8189
not the blockbuster numbers that would have turned thisinto a run away, but all the pundits said that anything close to 150,000 was good news for Bush - so I will take these :-)

Plus Bush's UE is now .2 lower than Clinton's

43 posted on 09/03/2004 5:39:48 AM PDT by commish (Freedom Tastes Sweetest to Those Who Have Fought to Preserve It)
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To: ClearCase_guy

LOL! Did you see where some freepers who watched Kerry last night are speculating he was drunk?


44 posted on 09/03/2004 5:39:55 AM PDT by Tennessean4Bush (An optimist believes we live in the best of all possible worlds, a pessimist fears this is true.)
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To: RWR8189

The household survey had the number of employed up 21,000 and the number of unemployed down 174,000. The difference was a decline of 152,000 in the civilian labor force, which wasn't surprising after the last two months showed the labor force increasing by 882,000.


45 posted on 09/03/2004 5:40:01 AM PDT by TheyConvictedOglethorpe
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To: ContraryMary

Look at the Rasmussen Report Investor/Customer Index numbers. They're updated everyday at 8 AM. The numbers are up HUGH--if they're up that usually means Bush's numbers will be up. Bush has a good chance of breaking 50% in today's Rasmussen poll.

Not that that means much by itself, but IMHO it signals the start of a possible Bush avanlache from which Kerry will never recover.


46 posted on 09/03/2004 5:40:11 AM PDT by Nataku X (John sez: NO BLOOD FOR PURPLE HEARTS!)
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To: RWR8189

While Kerry talks about the "squeeze," the Consumer Price Index drops while avg hourly earnings are up.


CPI:
-0.1% in Jul 2004

Unemployment Rate:
5.4% in Aug 2004

Payroll Employment:
+144,000(p) in Aug 2004

Average Hourly Earnings:
+$0.05(p) in Aug 2004

PPI:
+0.1%(p) in Jul 2004

ECI:
+0.9% in 2nd Qtr of 2004

Productivity:
+2.5% in 2nd Qtr of 2004

U.S. Import Price Index:
+0.2% in Jul 2004

THESE AREN'T MCJOBS EITHER

Within the service-providing sector, health care and social assistance
continued to add jobs, with an increase of 42,000 in August. Over the year,
employment in this industry has risen by 307,000. In August, employment rose in
ambulatory health care services (+11,000), which includes doctors' offices and
home health care services, and in hospitals (+8,000). Social assistance added
20,000 jobs, following no net change over the prior 3 months.

Employment in financial activities increased by 18,000 in August, more than
offsetting an employment decline in July. Rental and leasing services added
7,000 jobs over the month, and securities, commodity contracts, and investments
added 4,000. Over the year, securities employment has increased by 32,000.

Professional and technical services added 22,000 jobs over the month.
Within this industry, employment rose in computer systems design and related
services (+9,000); over the year, computer systems design has added 36,000
jobs. Employment in temporary help services was little changed in August for
the third consecutive month.

Within the information industry, employment continued to trend down in
telecommunications. Since its most recent peak in March 2001, the tele-
communications industry has lost 293,000 jobs, or 22 percent of its employ-
ment.

In the goods-producing sector, employment in manufacturing edged up (+22,000)
in August. Employment in transportation equipment rebounded (+28,000) from a
loss in the previous month, but this increase mostly reflected auto workers re-
turning to work from the larger-than-usual annual retooling shutdowns in July.
Since January, manufacturing has added 107,000 jobs, due to growth in its dur-
able goods component. Construction employment edged up in August, following 2
months of little change.


47 posted on 09/03/2004 5:40:13 AM PDT by adam_az (Call your State GOP office and volunteer!)
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This is bad news -- for the Rats.


48 posted on 09/03/2004 5:40:13 AM PDT by AF68
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22,000 of the jobs were manufacturing!


49 posted on 09/03/2004 5:40:36 AM PDT by RWR8189 (Its Morning in America Again!)
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July to revised up to 73k.

Interesting. Twice the previous number. How do you miss 36,000 jobs?

50 posted on 09/03/2004 5:40:59 AM PDT by Thane_Banquo ("Armed with what? Spitballs?")
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