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Blizzard of bad jobs news to hit Friday
The Hill ^ | 3/3/10 | Ian Swanson

Posted on 03/03/2010 1:25:47 PM PST by Nachum

The White House is bracing for an ugly unemployment report on Friday that is expected to be worse because of the three winter storms that hit the East Coast last month.

Goldman Sachs predicted the economy will lose as many as 100,000 jobs in February due to blizzard-like conditions that kept employers and prospective hires from getting to the office.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bad; bho44; bhoeconomy; blizzard; fifth100days; jobs; layoffs; news; unexpected
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Released on Friday...how convenient
1 posted on 03/03/2010 1:25:48 PM PST by Nachum
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, ping


2 posted on 03/03/2010 1:26:17 PM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum
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3 posted on 03/03/2010 1:27:36 PM PST by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Nachum

There will be a host of new jobless claims early next January when the new Congress is sworn in.


4 posted on 03/03/2010 1:27:52 PM PST by MIchaelTArchangel (Is anyone in the 0bama administration competent at anything?!!?)
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To: Nachum

So according to this report it can’t be “unexpected”. I bet that “unexpected” job losses is used throughout all reports.


5 posted on 03/03/2010 1:28:26 PM PST by equalitybeforethelaw
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To: Nachum

Goldman Sachs predictions are awesome. LOL what BS.


6 posted on 03/03/2010 1:28:35 PM PST by Sir Gawain
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To: Nachum

I’m sure it will be reported as:

Barack Obama created or saved 400,000 jobs in February, which were offset by the 500,000 jobs that George W. Bush lost in February.


7 posted on 03/03/2010 1:28:36 PM PST by Above My Pay Grade
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To: Nachum

Surprise, surprise.

Everyone in msm thinks the economy is just humming along.
Yet the “unwashed masses” KNOW the truth.


8 posted on 03/03/2010 1:28:48 PM PST by Marty62 (former Marty60)
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To: Nachum

The jobs report is always released on the first Friday of the month.


9 posted on 03/03/2010 1:29:08 PM PST by thepatriot1 (...brought to you courtesy of the Red, White and Blue)
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To: Nachum

It’s always released the first Friday of the month.


10 posted on 03/03/2010 1:29:22 PM PST by kara37
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To: Nachum

“Goldman Sachs predicted the economy will lose as many as 100,000 jobs in February due to blizzard-like conditions that kept employers and prospective hires from getting to the office.”

Snow may be the official reason, but I don’t buy it.


11 posted on 03/03/2010 1:29:34 PM PST by DonaldC (A nation cannot stand in the absence of religious principle.)
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To: Nachum

Sounds familiar... I recall when the Soviet Union used to blame their problems on the weather too. Now we know what we are becoming...


12 posted on 03/03/2010 1:29:52 PM PST by Sprite518
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To: Nachum

blame the blizzards.


13 posted on 03/03/2010 1:30:04 PM PST by WOBBLY BOB (ACORN:American Corruption for Obama Right Now)
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To: Nachum
Come on all you Freeper, can I get a

How Unexpected


14 posted on 03/03/2010 1:30:35 PM PST by central_va ( http://www.15thvirginia.org/)
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To: Nachum
Oh and you can count on Obama blaming Bush and the Republicans for not passing health care. LOL! Idiots!
15 posted on 03/03/2010 1:30:49 PM PST by Sprite518
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To: Nachum

Well, I’m pretty sure jobless claims are usually released on Friday. However, this business of it being snow related...hogwash!!!


16 posted on 03/03/2010 1:31:01 PM PST by dawn53
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To: Nachum

17 posted on 03/03/2010 1:31:06 PM PST by Prole (Please pray for the families of Chris and Channon. May God always watch over them.)
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To: Nachum

All right Dems, campaign on the two Bs. Blizzards and Bush. Good luck.


18 posted on 03/03/2010 1:31:25 PM PST by GlennBeck08
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To: Nachum

Women and children hit hardest...


19 posted on 03/03/2010 1:31:38 PM PST by central_va ( http://www.15thvirginia.org/)
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To: Nachum
an ugly unemployment report on Friday that is expected to be worse because of the three winter storms that hit the East Coast last month.

MSNBC headline: Global warming causes unexpected job losses.

20 posted on 03/03/2010 1:32:28 PM PST by A message
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To: Nachum
Goldman Sachs predicted the economy will lose as many as 100,000 jobs in February due to blizzard-like conditions that kept employers and prospective hires from getting to the office.

If this is true we'll see 100,000 jobs ADDED in March now that everyone can get into the office?
21 posted on 03/03/2010 1:32:33 PM PST by TSgt (RE-ELECT NOBODY - VOTE THEM ALL OUT!)
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To: DonaldC
So to not be a victim of a BS call, the numbers for March 2009 should be at least 100,000 higher than baseline?

Or doesn't a lie count in Washington after 30 days or something?

22 posted on 03/03/2010 1:32:36 PM PST by blackdog
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To: Nachum

This is BS. The weather did not have anything to do with people losing their jobs all over this country.

Wake me when this freaking nightmare of an administration is over.


23 posted on 03/03/2010 1:32:47 PM PST by lone star annie
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To: Nachum

And NATURALLY The Hill says the weather is to blame!


24 posted on 03/03/2010 1:33:06 PM PST by Oldpuppymax
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To: Nachum

“Goldman Sachs predicted the economy will lose as many as 100,000 jobs in February due to blizzard-like conditions”

Snow job ;-)


25 posted on 03/03/2010 1:33:08 PM PST by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops, and vote out the RINOS)
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To: Nachum

“Unexpected”

“It’s the weather”

It’s all BS. We’ve had snowstorms before and they’ve never caused layoffs. Any fool knows there is no real recovery going on, and they keep bringing up any reason they can as an excuse for more bad news. Next month it will be “big thunderstorms” in the south. In May it will be “college grads seeking summer jobs.” In June, it will be “teachers laid off for the summer.”

Most people can see through this baloney.


26 posted on 03/03/2010 1:33:24 PM PST by henkster (A broken government does not merit full faith and credit.)
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To: Nachum

27 posted on 03/03/2010 1:33:42 PM PST by TSgt (RE-ELECT NOBODY - VOTE THEM ALL OUT!)
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To: Nachum

Are we sure this is not a case of lowering expectations so they can claim some kind of victory if they are not that bad. Whatever it is I can tell you, having been looking for a job over a year now, that it is bad out there. Go through a drive through, collage educated burger flippers and accountants running the registers. No one is expanding and when they fill a vacated position there are literally thousands of applicants. I myself have applied for lots of jobs I am clearly over qualified for only to receive a response saying they have better qualified candidates.


28 posted on 03/03/2010 1:34:23 PM PST by JoSixChip (It's time to embrace the madness! The sooner we default the sooner we can reorganize.)
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To: Nachum

LOL They did this last month and the news ended up quite differently.


29 posted on 03/03/2010 1:34:51 PM PST by R_Kangel (`.`)
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To: MikeWUSAF
Goldman Sachs predicted the economy will lose as many as 100,000 jobs in February

For a split second I thought it said -- Goldman Sachs predicted it will lose as many as 100,000 jobs in February

Darn I was happy for a second...

30 posted on 03/03/2010 1:35:04 PM PST by central_va ( http://www.15thvirginia.org/)
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To: Marty62
Yet the “unwashed masses” KNOW the truth.

My best friend hasn't worked a full week in two months and just got laid off and my next door neighbor just had his power turned off and is living on a gas powered generator.

That constant humming is on my nerves but I understand and will say nothing as it may be ME next month.

We have already been told that layoffs are coming...

31 posted on 03/03/2010 1:35:51 PM PST by bayliving (No Obama. Know peace.)
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To: equalitybeforethelaw

“Hutchison underestimated anti-Washington sentiment”
Houston Comical

And the Dums are running a Washington/Acorn/Sancuary City Elmer Fudd.


32 posted on 03/03/2010 1:35:52 PM PST by Marty62 (former Marty60)
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To: Nachum

“It’s snowing...you’re fired.”? I don’t think so. If anything, claims should be down because of the snow storms.


33 posted on 03/03/2010 1:36:25 PM PST by tsmith130
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To: central_va
Come on all you Freeper, can I get a How Unexpected

They fooled us this week, though. They announced that they are going to blame it on the bad weather, what with this winter actually being cold and having snow and stuff this year. They hadn't counted on that. So it's the winter weather that they didn't expect in the first quarter of the year...

34 posted on 03/03/2010 1:37:06 PM PST by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality.)
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To: A message
If 100,000 people don't get hired because of snow, two facts are certain........

1) The person you were going to hire is not going to be a reliable employee.

2) The job unless filled immediately after the storms was never a viable position in the first place.

35 posted on 03/03/2010 1:37:47 PM PST by blackdog
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To: bayliving

OMG, I will pray for all of you.

This is not just some set of numbers, it is about real people. And what is this bunch in D.C doing. Knashing their teeth about a HCR Bill that doesn’t even take effect immediately. What a nightmare.


36 posted on 03/03/2010 1:39:01 PM PST by Marty62 (former Marty60)
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To: Nachum

If I’m not mistaken, the jobs reports are always released on Fridays.


37 posted on 03/03/2010 1:39:10 PM PST by Trust but Verify
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To: WOBBLY BOB
blame the blizzards Bush.

There. Fixed it!

38 posted on 03/03/2010 1:39:27 PM PST by bayliving (No Obama. Know peace.)
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To: Nachum
Goldman Sachs predicted the economy will lose as many as 100,000 jobs in February due to blizzard-like conditions that kept employers and prospective hires from getting to the office.

Whaaaat? Jobs losses because they couldn't hire people? Hiring people would be adding jobs, would it not? Did they fire or lay people off because they couldn't get to the office? Granted, I'm under the influence of medication at the moment so maybe it's just me but, this doens't make sense.

39 posted on 03/03/2010 1:40:26 PM PST by jennyjenny
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To: Nachum
They forgot all the new jobs created by the snow; shoveler, all the people who make and sell shovels, snow-blowers, etc, people who make a sell and winter sports stuff.
40 posted on 03/03/2010 1:41:08 PM PST by factmart
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To: Nachum
Goldman Sachs predicted the economy will lose as many as 100,000 jobs in February due to blizzard-like conditions that kept employers and prospective hires from getting to the office.

A manifestation of the public sector influence on Goldman Sachs. Only in the public sector do offices shut down and workers employees call in en masse. Those of us in the private sector still have to get to work. And I'm sure most of the unemployed with bills to pay would not let the snow keep them from getting to a job interview, and a private sector business with positions to fill still needs them filled, snow or no.
41 posted on 03/03/2010 1:41:09 PM PST by LostInBayport (2010 - The Second American Revolution. The first shot was fired 1/19/2010 -- here in Massachusetts!)
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To: DonaldC

Let me see if I have this right. February blizzards froze hiring, March winds blew away hiring, April showers will rain out hiring and May allergies to flowers will sneeze away hiring.

Well, at least it isn’t poor policy that is causing the problem./s


42 posted on 03/03/2010 1:42:03 PM PST by Know et al (Everything I know I read in the newspaper and that's the reason for my ignorance: Will Rogers)
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To: Know et al
Let me see if I have this right. February blizzards froze hiring, March winds blew away hiring, April showers will rain out hiring and May allergies to flowers will sneeze away hiring.

That's brilliant! Send that to Rush Limbaugh.
43 posted on 03/03/2010 1:43:48 PM PST by LostInBayport (2010 - The Second American Revolution. The first shot was fired 1/19/2010 -- here in Massachusetts!)
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To: JoSixChip
Are we sure this is not a case of lowering expectations so they can claim some kind of victory if they are not that bad.

That's what I think is happening. The government is already hiring the (temp) census workers, so I can't see any reason for overall jobless numbers to have gone up in February.

Whatever it is I can tell you, having been looking for a job over a year now, that it is bad out there.

I hope you find something.

44 posted on 03/03/2010 1:44:22 PM PST by TwelveOfTwenty (Hey Nancy, how many jobs have been lost since you and the Democrats took Congress?)
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To: Marty62
This is the worst economy since the great depression by far and it is not getting better.

I been in real estate for a long time and right now is worse than ever!

45 posted on 03/03/2010 1:44:49 PM PST by factmart
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To: Marty62
This is not just some set of numbers, it is about real people. And what is this bunch in D.C doing. Knashing their teeth about a HCR Bill that doesn’t even take effect immediately. What a nightmare.

I hold commucrats and the entire Obamination administration responsible for this and I don't know if we as a country can survive another three years of this crap.

46 posted on 03/03/2010 1:46:16 PM PST by bayliving (What are YOU prepared to sacrifice in order to preserve freedom?)
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To: JoSixChip

You’re right, unfortunately. I can’t tell you the number of highly educated, previously successful people I know who have not been able to find work. It’s horrible.


47 posted on 03/03/2010 1:47:52 PM PST by jennyjenny
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To: factmart
all the people who make and sell shovels, snow-blowers, etc, people who make a sell and winter sports stuff.

All those jobs have been moved to other countries that don't tax at anything near the rate the US does and they aren't hostile to manufacturing companies like the US is.

48 posted on 03/03/2010 1:50:26 PM PST by bayliving (What are YOU prepared to sacrifice in order to preserve freedom?)
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To: JoSixChip
Go through a drive through, collage educated burger flippers and accountants running the registers

I know what you mean.

My Son works for a national cartridge refilling company. In better times, their applicants would be high school graduates and the like. In the last year, many of them have come from former John Deere and Alcoa workers - people who were making $20 or more an hour and are college educated.

I think it's a lot worse than most people realize.


49 posted on 03/03/2010 1:51:11 PM PST by reagan_fanatic (Our politicians are stupid and our policies unsustainable)
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To: factmart

Interestingly when talking about the housing crisis, they never mention the realtors,home improvement industry,etc etc etc that is supported by that industry.

The lack of knowledge in this admin is freightening.


50 posted on 03/03/2010 1:51:28 PM PST by Marty62 (former Marty60)
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