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Jobless rate drops to lowest in almost 3 years
msnbc.com ^ | February 3, 2012 | msnbc.com news services

Posted on 02/03/2012 6:04:18 AM PST by John W

The U.S. economy produced another solid month of job gains in January, offering a hopeful sign for hiring in the year ahead.

Employers added a net 243,000 jobs last month, the Labor Department reported Friday. That’s higher than December, when employers added a net 200,000 jobs, and it marked the seventh straight month in which at least 100,000 jobs were created. That hasn't happened since 2005.

The nation’s unemployment rate fell to 8.3 percent in January from 8.5 percent in the prior month. The unemployment rate has fallen for the past five months and is now at its lowest level in nearly three years.

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1 posted on 02/03/2012 6:04:22 AM PST by John W
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To: John W

Then how come I read yesterday that another 28% of jobs were lost in the midwest?


2 posted on 02/03/2012 6:05:31 AM PST by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: John W
Look for the media to paint a very pretty economic picture for the next 9 months. VERY pretty.
3 posted on 02/03/2012 6:06:16 AM PST by ryan71 (Dear spell check - No, I will not capitalize the "m" in moslem!)
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To: John W

WHOO HOO!!! We’ll be back to 5% unemployment by next fall!! WHOO HOO!!! /mega uber sarc


4 posted on 02/03/2012 6:06:17 AM PST by alicewonders (Thank you Rick Perry!)
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To: John W

I heard David Axelrod on the radio this morning praising Obama for his accomplishment of 22 straight months of positive job growth.

I couldn’t believe it. But they lie shamelessly.


5 posted on 02/03/2012 6:06:50 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (When the night falls, it falls on me, and when the day breaks I'm in pieces.)
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To: John W

This manipulation of the numbers will persist, but I expect the truth of continued unemployment will be apparent to the voters this fall.


6 posted on 02/03/2012 6:07:19 AM PST by G Larry (I dream of a day when a man is judged by the content of his character)
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To: alicewonders
our paper yesterday said our unemployment is the highest sense 2008.

Media is doing its job as BLS.

7 posted on 02/03/2012 6:08:12 AM PST by scooby321
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To: John W

More propaganda from the BLS and the mainstream media to try and get their man Barry Soetoro re-elected. They don’t look at how many people have PERMANENTLY exited the full-time employment market. I know a biologist who works at Target because she can’t get a job in a pharma lab, which can’t be missed in this area by the proverbial swinging dead cat.


8 posted on 02/03/2012 6:08:55 AM PST by backwoods-engineer (Any politician who holds that the state accords rights is an oathbreaker and an "enemy... domestic.")
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To: John W

No matter what the media says, everyone knows more than one person whose been unemployed for over a year. Or has dropped out of the job seeking market and has given up looking.


9 posted on 02/03/2012 6:09:01 AM PST by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: John W

Watching this false drop in unemployment is revolting. We are going to be lied to for the next 9 months about how great things are, when things have never been worse in our lifetime. Let’s hope voter’s are not fooled. We have less people employed now than a few years ago.

This is the equivalent of celebrating a 2% cost of living raise when the actual cost of living is going up 4%. We are losing ground, but are supposed to celebrate the progress.


10 posted on 02/03/2012 6:09:43 AM PST by ilgipper (Everything you get from the government was taken from someone else)
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To: John W

Everyone knew that BO would scam the jobless number and have it below 8% by
Nov. It’s simple. Just take millions of workers who have exhausted their unemployment checks out of the labor force. It may be below 7% if enough workers are no longer counted. This is BO’s Alice-in-Wonderland labor policy and his enablers in the msm will publicize this phony “good news”.


11 posted on 02/03/2012 6:10:20 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: John W

Sounds like the numbers are being very artfully manipulated to get that UE rate down to 7% by November.

All hail Socialism!
All hail our Dear Leader!

*puke


12 posted on 02/03/2012 6:10:23 AM PST by ScottinVA (Liberal logic: 0bamacare mandate is acceptable... but voter IDs are unconstitutional.Oh, let me gues)
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To: John W
At least the Obamanoids can count on MSNBC for positive spin.


13 posted on 02/03/2012 6:11:02 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: John W
Hoe did they do it?

1.2 million people dropped out of the labor force in one month.

That's how.

The civilian labor force is now at a 30-year low of 63.7%.

14 posted on 02/03/2012 6:11:29 AM PST by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: G Larry

It’s a game of perception versus reality.

Waiting on them to bring back the old Clinton line “best economy in 50 years”.


15 posted on 02/03/2012 6:11:33 AM PST by Rational Thought
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To: John W
How did they do it?

1.2 million people dropped out of the labor force in one month.

That's how.

The civilian labor force is now at a 30-year low of 63.7%.

16 posted on 02/03/2012 6:11:42 AM PST by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: John W
Of course, a record 1.2 million people dropped out of the labor force in one month! And the civilian labor force crashes to a new 30 year low of 63.7%. That's how they get their bogus “unemployment rate” to drop on command. More gubmint BS.
17 posted on 02/03/2012 6:12:01 AM PST by zzeeman ("We can evade reality, but we cannot evade the consequences of evading reality.")
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To: John W
And 1.2 million people dropped out of the labor force last month


18 posted on 02/03/2012 6:12:23 AM PST by Jack of all Trades (Hold your face to the light, even though for the moment you do not see.)
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To: John W

Too late NObama biased/owned MSM !

No one(except a bunch of brainwashed libtards) sane believes you


19 posted on 02/03/2012 6:12:34 AM PST by Ulysse
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To: John W

I wonder how the “Obama stash” lady is making out?


20 posted on 02/03/2012 6:12:53 AM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: John W

Cool - pretty soon there will be so many jobs that we can all get second jobs, which we will need to make ends meet if the “good news” continues.


21 posted on 02/03/2012 6:13:05 AM PST by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: txrefugee
Just take millions of workers who have exhausted their unemployment checks out of the labor force.

It's not that simple. You might think that's how they do it, but it's not.

22 posted on 02/03/2012 6:13:39 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: Travis McGee

Lol. Perfect!


23 posted on 02/03/2012 6:14:05 AM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: G Larry
Here is the truth:


24 posted on 02/03/2012 6:14:09 AM PST by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: John W

because they are hiring more people to take on the masses at the welfare offices


25 posted on 02/03/2012 6:14:09 AM PST by SF_Redux (Sarah stands for accountablility and personal responsiblity, democrats can't live with that)
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To: Ulysse

I’ve been expecting for months that Obama’s team will report an unemployment rate below 8% by May. And no matter how many people they have to remove from the workforce in order to get there, it looks like they’re going to get there.


26 posted on 02/03/2012 6:14:09 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: John W
8.3%

Yeah. Right.

If the BLS/Team Obama can continue to manipulate a modest 0.2% drop per month, they will get it magically to 6.9% by November.

The visions of sugar-plums [that shoo-in election] the GOP had dancing in their heads just a few months ago is rapidly dimishing like a puff of smoke.
27 posted on 02/03/2012 6:14:27 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: CaptainK
No matter what the media says, everyone knows more than one person whose been unemployed for over a year. Or has dropped out of the job seeking market and has given up looking.

Back in 2007, when th eeconomy seemed quite healthy (DJIA 14,000, unemployment below 5%, annual federal deficit $160B) the media claimed it was the worst economy since Hoover.

I knew people (here in MA) who said, "I'm doing great! My neighbor is doing great! Even my lazy brother-in-law is doing great! But this sucky economy is the worst since Hoover -- I hear that a lot of people are hurting out there. We need to throw out the Republicans who are causing all this damage."

Today, I think people are saying, "I'm scared. My neighbor just lost his house. My brother-in-law is homeless. I'm just glad the recovery is so strong -- I can't imagine how bad things would be if Obama weren't in there making things better. We need to keep the Democrats in power so that the economy stays on track."

28 posted on 02/03/2012 6:14:35 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (When the night falls, it falls on me, and when the day breaks I'm in pieces.)
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To: John W
Just get used to this kind of 'good' news from the Obama Media from now until Obama is reelected.
29 posted on 02/03/2012 6:15:01 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: John W

4 more years.


30 posted on 02/03/2012 6:15:43 AM PST by Old Retired Army Guy
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To: 9YearLurker

MSM’s are going down with this administration .. count on it


31 posted on 02/03/2012 6:15:52 AM PST by SF_Redux (Sarah stands for accountablility and personal responsiblity, democrats can't live with that)
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To: John W

Stuart Varney on Foxnews predicts the Stock Market to be up 100 points at the open, because of the job news.


32 posted on 02/03/2012 6:15:53 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: TomGuy

If the news were real it should be up a 1,000.


33 posted on 02/03/2012 6:17:07 AM PST by John W (Natural-born US citizen since 1955)
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To: Jack of all Trades

Yeah, that is not an “organic” looking chart. The GOP needs to hammer away at these phony stats.


34 posted on 02/03/2012 6:17:18 AM PST by PghBaldy (Person at RP's “Campaign for Liberty”, sold "Protocols of Elders of Zion" for 3 years on C4L site)
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To: ClearCase_guy

$4 plus a gallon gas is making things better?


35 posted on 02/03/2012 6:19:24 AM PST by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: TomGuy

I just went to the grocer and bought all the Kool Aid they had. I’m going to make a fortune selling this drink to the masses. Of course I’m going to share my earnings up to 99% with those who deserve to be equal.


36 posted on 02/03/2012 6:19:43 AM PST by shadeaud ( “Pray for Obama. Psalm 109:8”. Just doing my duty a Christian)
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To: Old Retired Army Guy
100% who work are working. Unemployment is now @ 0%. /sar
37 posted on 02/03/2012 6:19:49 AM PST by yobid (Si vis pacem, para bellum, If you wish for peace, prepare for war)
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To: SF_Redux

If things really crash hard,
people are going to be looking for someone to blame.

The elites and the media will try to push “the rich” meme,
and by “the rich”, they’ll imply “anyone that has anything more than you do”.

However, I can see some prepared folks, more toward the “rambo” types, hunting down those truly responsible and decorating some lampposts with them.


38 posted on 02/03/2012 6:20:19 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: shadeaud

They’ll continue to lie about unemployment until America defaults on its debt and companies go bankrupt. That’s when they won’t be able to hide the truth any longer.


39 posted on 02/03/2012 6:20:42 AM PST by bigdirty
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To: John W

There are more people employed than unemployed at the moment. In general, most people’s awareness of the unemployment rate is based on a very small sample, and what the MSM tells them.

If the MSM tells them everything is good, how would a person know any different? That is, assuming that person used personal experience and the MSM almost exclusively for information.

The MSM is very powerful, and fabricating a happy narrative for BHO will be effective.


40 posted on 02/03/2012 6:21:04 AM PST by brownsfan (Aldous Huxley and Mike Judge were right.)
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To: John W

bwa ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!

Oh, my, the Obama worshipping media is really, really trying hard.


41 posted on 02/03/2012 6:21:44 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: John W
Hmmmm...I wonder how this NEWS squares with THIS!
42 posted on 02/03/2012 6:22:30 AM PST by harpu ( "...it's better to be hated for who you are than loved for someone you're not!")
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To: Huskrrrr
I wonder how the “Obama stash” lady is making out?

THAT is the key question, and one I'm sure BO is asking repeatedly.

He'll never lose the black vote to Republicans. However, if a large percentage of blacks didn't "Get Theirs", they may just say "why bother" and stay at home.

43 posted on 02/03/2012 6:23:19 AM PST by wbill
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To: SoFloFreeper

Yeah but this is still going to be a big boost for Barry. The media is going to push that 8.3 number, and few people will look deeper.

Barry just took a step towards 4 more years.


44 posted on 02/03/2012 6:23:52 AM PST by ltc8k6
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To: SF_Redux
MSM’s are going down with this administration .. count on it

The challenge is convincing the sheeple of the truth. The truth can be a harsh medicine, unlike the sugary MSM tripe they prefer.

45 posted on 02/03/2012 6:24:00 AM PST by ScottinVA (Liberal logic: 0bamacare mandate is acceptable... but voter IDs are unconstitutional.Oh, let me gues)
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To: harpu
Hmmmm...I wonder how this NEWS squares with THIS!

It doesn't have to. American voters generally don't dig deep enough into the facts to develop an informed judgment. The truth only confuses them.

46 posted on 02/03/2012 6:25:59 AM PST by ScottinVA (Liberal logic: 0bamacare mandate is acceptable... but voter IDs are unconstitutional.Oh, let me gues)
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To: MrB
The elites and the media will try to push “the rich” meme

I've noticed a definite trend in reporting on the Facebook IPO --

NPR today covered "who is getting rich" and discussed some guy who was lucky enough to be a college roommate of someone else, or a guy who was lucky enough to be hired to spray-paint murals at Facebook HQ a few years ago. They had a list of "lucky" people who got paid in stock and who are now worth tens of millions of dollars.

Do you see? All the rich people in society are just lucky. It's not fair. I could be worth a billion dollars, you know, but the money didn't fall into my lap -- it fell into someone else's lap.

The media wants voters to be angry at the unfairness of our society. People like Romney? Like Trump? Why are they so special????

I've heard that coveting is wrong, but I don't think the media agrees.

47 posted on 02/03/2012 6:26:20 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (When the night falls, it falls on me, and when the day breaks I'm in pieces.)
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To: John W

This is really weird. When the unemployment rate was going up, Barry and the ‘RATS kept giving us excuses like, “It snowed a lot this month.”, “It rained a lot this month.” and “It was really windy this month”. I haven’t seen any changes in the weather and now the numbers are going down. Somebody is lying.


48 posted on 02/03/2012 6:26:51 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (So just where does the "buck stop" at the Department of "Justice"?)
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To: John W

When the BLS is changing the way it calculates these numbers month to month, how can one possibly trust the unemployment number? That’s what Obama hopes the 99% ignores. Of course, it you use the BLS methods to calculate it, the 99% becomes the 1%.


49 posted on 02/03/2012 6:27:08 AM PST by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is July 4th, Democrats believe every day is April 15th.)
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To: bigdirty
They’ll continue to lie about unemployment until America defaults on its debt and companies go bankrupt.

These numbers also help pave the way for Obama to try to get another $1 Trillion to spend.
50 posted on 02/03/2012 6:27:42 AM PST by TomGuy
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