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Michigan unemployment Rate Soars to 15.1%
WLNS ^ | 07/15/09 | Various

Posted on 07/15/2009 12:09:23 PM PDT by Kieri

Michigan's unemployment rate for June of 2009 jumped to 15.2%. That's a 1.1% increase over the prior month.

Rates usually climb or fall by a few tenths of a percent. It's rare to see such a substantial increase or decrease.

But experts say the struggling economy combined with the ailing auto market means Michigan has been hit harder than other states.

We'll have much more on the numbers and what it means for Michigan tonight on 6 News at 5 and 6.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: automotive; bluestates; consequences; economy; gotwhattheyaskedfor; karma; layoffs; saveusobama; thewagesofobama; unemployment
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Ain't it grand? The Obamination ahead of the curve.
1 posted on 07/15/2009 12:09:24 PM PDT by Kieri
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To: Admin Moderator

Could you please fix the headline to 15.2%? I guess I was an optimist.


2 posted on 07/15/2009 12:10:20 PM PDT by Kieri (The Conservatrarian)
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To: Kieri

Oh I’m sure the Democrats will fix everything. They do own Government Motors now.


3 posted on 07/15/2009 12:10:34 PM PDT by Welcome2thejungle
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Why won’t Obama save us? Where is our Federal Government!?!


4 posted on 07/15/2009 12:11:06 PM PDT by villagerjoel (1. Implement socialist policies 2. ??? 3. Heaven on earth)
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To: Kieri

and soon it will become REAL unemployment, not the Michigan Sham Unemployment where you take a furlough and collect unemployment + UAW sub-pay for a 13-week paid vacation.


5 posted on 07/15/2009 12:11:17 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Kieri

Michigan’s unemployment rate is headed for 20%. Once 0bamacare kicks in and the insurance/health-related companies layoff, we’ll be thankful for the 15.2%.


6 posted on 07/15/2009 12:12:29 PM PDT by madison10
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To: Kieri

Awwww yeah!

Take that states with less unemployment!


7 posted on 07/15/2009 12:13:20 PM PDT by VanDeKoik (Iran doesnt have a 2nd admendment. Ya see how that turned out?)
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To: Kieri

Michigan’s unemployment rate for June of 2009 jumped to 15.2%. That’s a 1.1% increase over the prior month.

Whh-hoo!

Hows that hopey-changey thing y’all voted for workin out?


8 posted on 07/15/2009 12:13:39 PM PDT by Adder (Proudly ignoring Zero since 1-20-09!)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

You do realize that the vast majority of jobs in Michigan are non union don’t you?


9 posted on 07/15/2009 12:14:04 PM PDT by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: Kieri

California and Michigan show the road we are on with Obama’s policies and the direction we are all headed. They are just the trailblazers.


10 posted on 07/15/2009 12:14:04 PM PDT by ZX12R
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To: Kieri
Could you please fix the headline to 15.2%? I guess I was an optimist.

Well, you just lost all credibility here. Might as well go hide your head under a pillow now.
11 posted on 07/15/2009 12:14:19 PM PDT by FredJake
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To: Kieri

Oh, good God.


12 posted on 07/15/2009 12:14:32 PM PDT by GOP_Lady
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To: Kieri

Looks like the Democrats they keep electing have served Michigan well, no?


13 posted on 07/15/2009 12:14:35 PM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia
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To: Kieri
The three biggest, smuggest, most unapologetically obnoxious liberals I've ever met all live in Michigan. All three have lost their jobs over the course of the last two, three months.

HOPEY CHANGEMAS!!!!! ;)

14 posted on 07/15/2009 12:15:29 PM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle (http://www.conservatives4palin.com/)
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To: Kieri

None of this is unintended. The Messiah knew this would happen. Notice he is not at all concerned. Notice he continues on with his drive to nationalize industry and healthcare and impose an energy tax on ordinary Americans.
If Bush were president, the media would be demanding his impeachment.
Bush is not president, and the media is very happy with the current president and doesn’t care one bit about all those who are being hurt by his policies.


15 posted on 07/15/2009 12:15:51 PM PDT by Leftism is Mentally Deranged (media: complete irresponsibility)
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To: Kieri

He’s going to train them for his new green jobs since the old ones are gone for good.

These job losses are not necessarily 0bama’s fault. Bad corporate management, corrupt parasitical unions, poor labor work ethic, government regulation, all had a hand over the decades in destroying Michigan’s economic base. It’s just that 0bama is going out of his way to destroy what little is left, instead of trying to rebuild it.


16 posted on 07/15/2009 12:16:01 PM PDT by henkster (A "Living Constitution" yields a Dead Republic)
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To: Kieri

Look at all those jobs Obama is saving, just don’t look at the numbers of job losses.


17 posted on 07/15/2009 12:16:57 PM PDT by MaxMax (America's population is 304-Million. Obama must punish America for the other 4.7 Billion)
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To: cripplecreek
You do realize that the vast majority of jobs in Michigan are non union don’t you?

Many at FR are too busy dissing our state to mess with facts. They assume "union" right away.

18 posted on 07/15/2009 12:17:00 PM PDT by madison10
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To: cripplecreek
You do realize that the vast majority of jobs in Michigan are non union don’t you?

Do you have a figure for what percentage of the 15.2% are union jobs?
19 posted on 07/15/2009 12:17:14 PM PDT by ZX12R
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To: Kieri

I hate to say you got what you wanted, but there are others there that voted against him...

But those that voted for this idiot without doing a 15 minute search, you deserve what you get!


20 posted on 07/15/2009 12:17:52 PM PDT by mikelets456
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To: madison10
Counting the illegal aliens it'll probably be near 30% by mid-September.

Now exactly who do the Commies organize against when they already own the government?

21 posted on 07/15/2009 12:18:17 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Kieri
Detroit Pictures, Images and Photos

Bring Detroit to the rest of the country.

22 posted on 07/15/2009 12:18:20 PM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: Kieri

And, how much support went to Obama from Michigan?????


23 posted on 07/15/2009 12:18:45 PM PDT by DustyMoment (FloriDUH - proud inventors of pregnant/hanging chads and judicide!!)
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To: Kieri

Just think what the rate would be if Zero hadn’t saved so many.


24 posted on 07/15/2009 12:19:02 PM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: villagerjoel

“Why won’t Obama save us? Where is our Federal Government!?!”
+++++++++++++++++

What??! I’m waiting with that one lady for my crummy tank of gas...


25 posted on 07/15/2009 12:19:46 PM PDT by SeattleBruce (God, Family, Country & the Tea Party! Take America Back! The TRAITORS in the enemedia are corrupt.)
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To: muawiyah

Forgot about the illegal aliens, but many of them usually leave by October.


26 posted on 07/15/2009 12:19:56 PM PDT by madison10
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To: Kieri
Blue state is it not? Full of Obama voters? Run by demlibholes? High taxes? Lots of unions?

How's that hope and change working out for y'all?

27 posted on 07/15/2009 12:20:15 PM PDT by wny
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To: Kieri

I think we’ll see Michigan elect a Republican governor next year and go RED in the 2012 election......RED FOR SARAH!!!!


28 posted on 07/15/2009 12:20:32 PM PDT by wk4bush2004 (SA-RAH, 20-12! SA-RAH, 20-12! SA-RAH, 20-12! SARAH PALIN, HELL YEAH!!!)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

and soon it will become REAL unemployment, not the Michigan Sham Unemployment where you take a furlough and collect unemployment + UAW sub-pay for a 13-week paid vacation
+++++++++++++++

Gotta love the unions... </s>


29 posted on 07/15/2009 12:21:18 PM PDT by SeattleBruce (God, Family, Country & the Tea Party! Take America Back! The TRAITORS in the enemedia are corrupt.)
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To: Snickering Hound

Detroit has looked like that for 20 years. Result of race riots and unrest, not the current economy. (not totally anyway)


30 posted on 07/15/2009 12:22:20 PM PDT by madison10
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To: Kieri
Michigan's unemployment rate for June of 2009 jumped to 15.2%. That's a 1.1% increase over the prior month.

So which is most likely:

(A) Michiganders will finally turn on the Democrats;

(B) Michiganders will decide they need a new set of Democrats; or

(C) Michiganders will reelect the current crop of Democrats.

31 posted on 07/15/2009 12:22:41 PM PDT by Repeal 16-17 (Let me know when the Shooting starts.)
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To: madison10

“we’ll be thankful for the 15.2%.”
++++++++++++++

At what point do Americans truly rise up in arms? How did FDR survive for so long...I know, I know, using shell games...I’m a bit concerned about that history repeating itself..


32 posted on 07/15/2009 12:22:49 PM PDT by SeattleBruce (God, Family, Country & the Tea Party! Take America Back! The TRAITORS in the enemedia are corrupt.)
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I’m so happy for them that they got what they voted for.


33 posted on 07/15/2009 12:22:49 PM PDT by Vindibudd
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To: Repeal 16-17

B. They just seem terminally stupid to me. No offense to conservative ones that live there.


34 posted on 07/15/2009 12:24:14 PM PDT by Vindibudd
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To: ZX12R

No figures but as a lifelong resident who has been both union and non union I would estimate between 3 anf 5 percent of the lost jobs are union.

For every union job lost you can count on between 5 to 10 non union jobs lost.


35 posted on 07/15/2009 12:24:34 PM PDT by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: Vindibudd

“I’m so happy for them that they got what they voted for.”
++++++++++++++++

Good point - they’re part of a national movement...the 0zer0 army...Rope a dope hope, and change...brother, can you spare a dime?


36 posted on 07/15/2009 12:24:45 PM PDT by SeattleBruce (God, Family, Country & the Tea Party! Take America Back! The TRAITORS in the enemedia are corrupt.)
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To: Kieri

I feel sorry for the folks in Michigan, but elections have consequences:

Obama/Biden - 57%
McCain/Palin - 41%


37 posted on 07/15/2009 12:27:35 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Repeal 16-17
Michiganders will finally turn on the Democrats...

Many will, but ACORN and election fraud are difficult to fight.

38 posted on 07/15/2009 12:28:09 PM PDT by madison10
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To: FredJake

—Could you please fix the headline to 15.2%? I guess I was an optimist.

—Well, you just lost all credibility here. Might as well go hide your head under a pillow now.
+++++++++++++

Don’t give up hope! The way you’re understimating/lowballing/minimizing the importance of the real UR, there’s a job in the Obama admin for you yet (snickers). Maybe the difference can be chalked up to some ‘jobs saved?’ Actually the UR is still 5% given the O team numbers, when ‘jobs saved’ are factored in...

</s>


39 posted on 07/15/2009 12:29:12 PM PDT by SeattleBruce (God, Family, Country & the Tea Party! Take America Back! The TRAITORS in the enemedia are corrupt.)
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To: madison10
Many at FR are too busy dissing our state to mess with facts. They assume "union" right away.

I equate them to the globull warming believers.
40 posted on 07/15/2009 12:29:30 PM PDT by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: madison10
They still add to the base of "unemployed people" even though they're not legitimately part of the community. They'll be competing for the same limited number of openings.

Sounds like Michigan is entering Great Depression territory.

41 posted on 07/15/2009 12:29:37 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Oldeconomybuyer; cripplecreek

No one feels sorry for Michigan...they’re too busy kicking us when we’re down.


42 posted on 07/15/2009 12:29:41 PM PDT by madison10
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To: cripplecreek

Be interesting to see if Michiganders will start emigrating to work alongside the Poles in the UK. Maybe go down to Brazil to teach mechanics at Embraer.


43 posted on 07/15/2009 12:29:57 PM PDT by Clemenza (Remember our Korean War Veterans)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Obama/Biden - 57%
McCain/Palin - 41%
+++++++++++++++

The blue state that’s very blue...but hey, aren’t you glad that Michelle and Malia get to travel and sight see on your nickel?? They deserve it, hey? Now, the other 85% of you, get back to work, we’ve got Obama bills to pay.


44 posted on 07/15/2009 12:31:45 PM PDT by SeattleBruce (God, Family, Country & the Tea Party! Take America Back! The TRAITORS in the enemedia are corrupt.)
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To: cripplecreek
For every union job lost you can count on between 5 to 10 non union jobs lost.

Yep. A beautiful state in most parts too. Unfortunately, too many folks vote Dem Socialist out of habit. All of the above is true of my home state as well, btw.

45 posted on 07/15/2009 12:31:50 PM PDT by Clemenza (Remember our Korean War Veterans)
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To: Kieri

A coupla generations of “voting in your own economic interest” will do that for ya.


46 posted on 07/15/2009 12:31:59 PM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (AGWT is very robust with respect to data. All observations confirm it at the 100% confidence level.)
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To: madison10

Reagan knew how to win Michigan but today’s fine conservatives are too busy kicking the people Reagan brought to his side to want to talk to them.

It plays right into the hands of the democrats.


47 posted on 07/15/2009 12:32:08 PM PDT by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Looks like the Democrats they keep electing have served Michigan well, no?

The problem with MIchiganders is that, they don't know to think any different. They're stuck on stupid. Given an unemployment rate of between 15 and 20%, the people of Michigan would still vote for democrats for congress and a democrat president.

I heard last night, on one of the talk/discussion shows (on FOX) that, even with the high unemployment rate, Obama still has a high approval rate of over 60%. The people there are completely clueless about there being better hope and better change if they would just learn how to get rid of their ideological jail and look to something different to help solve their problems.
48 posted on 07/15/2009 12:32:43 PM PDT by adorno (Where is Branch 4?)
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To: Kieri

Hopey Changey Dopey Derangey


49 posted on 07/15/2009 12:32:43 PM PDT by Palladin (Let's help Sarah take back America!)
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To: Kieri

So how is the hope and changie thing working out for ya???


50 posted on 07/15/2009 12:33:07 PM PDT by bikerman (Buck Farack)
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