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In U.S., Unadjusted Unemployment at 7.3% in Mid-October
Gallup ^

Posted on 10/17/2012 8:23:54 PM PDT by chessplayer

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- U.S. unemployment, as measured by Gallup without seasonal adjustment, is 7.3% in mid-October, down considerably from 7.9% at the end of September and at a new low since Gallup began collecting employment data in January 2010. Gallup's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate is 7.7%, also down from September. October's adjusted mid-month measure is also more than a percentage point lower than October 2011.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: obamanomics; obamunism; statistics; unemployment
So many amazingly good news just coincidentally happening just before the election. sarc/
1 posted on 10/17/2012 8:23:58 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

A lot of Baby Boomers retired, and created a vacuum.


2 posted on 10/17/2012 8:25:53 PM PDT by rovenstinez
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To: chessplayer

This does not count the millions who have given up looking for work.


3 posted on 10/17/2012 8:29:28 PM PDT by Essie
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To: chessplayer

This is great news about the unemployment numbers. Now all we need to do is start getting people jobs so they can go back to work.


4 posted on 10/17/2012 8:29:32 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (This is America! Being dead is no excuse not to vote!!!)
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To: chessplayer

When did Gallup become the arbiter of the unemployment rate - I thought it was the government Bureau of Labor Statistics or something.


5 posted on 10/17/2012 8:31:20 PM PDT by Aria ( 2008 wasn't an election - it was a coup d'etat.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

LOL!


6 posted on 10/17/2012 8:32:04 PM PDT by ponygirl (Be Breitbart.)
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To: chessplayer

ObamaCare could cause a hiring boom, because employers will cut hours for many full time workers down to part time. But when they cut hours, they will need to hire more part time workers to fill the hours lost by others.


7 posted on 10/17/2012 8:33:25 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: chessplayer

If it’s really dropping, it’s in anticipation of a President Romney landslide. Barry Hussein Obama (mmm mmm mmm)’s incompetocracy is breathtaking.


8 posted on 10/17/2012 8:34:22 PM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Pray for Joe Biden- Proverbs 29:9)
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To: chessplayer

No one with a brain actually believes this horse crap we are being fed


9 posted on 10/17/2012 8:35:42 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Aria

Gallups numbers never track with BLS.


10 posted on 10/17/2012 8:37:30 PM PDT by scbison
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To: chessplayer

Didn’t the Obama administration threaten Gallup recently?


11 posted on 10/17/2012 8:39:10 PM PDT by aquila48
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To: chessplayer
"U.S. unemployment, as measured by Gallup without seasonal adjustment, is 7.3% in mid-October, down considerably from 7.9% at the end of September and at a new low since Gallup began collecting employment data in January 2010."

If we're to believe this (which we're not), Gallup is claiming that unemployment fell an astonishing six tenths of one percent in just two weeks.

Watch and see if Gallup doesn't find that the unemployment number magically falls another four tenths of a percent just in time to save Barky's ass before election day.

Sorry Gallup, but it won't work. Every American who's been paying attention knows that unemployment has been over 8% for the last 43 months. It's not "unexpectedly" falling right before the election, and everyone except the ill-informed Kool-Aid drinkers on the left knows it.



12 posted on 10/17/2012 8:43:04 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: chessplayer
In 2016 the UNemployment rate will be close to ZERO because job seekers will be so discouraged no one will be looking for jobs which will be non-existent. The only corporations in business will be more Solyndra's type receiving government loans at ZERO interest. All others would have fled the country to escape high taxes, extreme regulations & Obamacare. I am assuming president ZERO gets re-elected.
13 posted on 10/17/2012 8:43:19 PM PDT by entropy12 (Romney/Ryan 2012... Send Obama back to Chicago/Hawaii/Kenya/Indonesia wherever)
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To: chessplayer

Gallup?


14 posted on 10/17/2012 8:43:19 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Dumb or Dumber? Biden or Obama?)
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To: chessplayer

You think the people answering their phones are giving straight answers to Gallup? Gallup now calls Obama phones too! And both parties are spending a couple billion on 100’s of thousands of dirt cheap volunteers who would otherwise not be working. When Grandma and Grandpa go back into the labor force (so they don’t have to eat pet food) just watch that unemployment rate rise.


15 posted on 10/17/2012 8:45:03 PM PDT by ExxonPatrolUs ("Trizzle, trazzle, trozzle, trome, time for this one to come home" - Mr Wizard)
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To: chessplayer

You nailed it. It’s bad enough that people believe anything pollsters like Gallup put out as if it were gospel truth when it’s just a political poll - but now we’re getting our employment statistics from them too?

BS! Ask your neighbors, friends, people who live down the block if this is reality. People are going to have to decide whether they believe their own senses or Obamas lies.


17 posted on 10/17/2012 8:46:44 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: chessplayer

Perhaps it’s just a coincidence that they arrested a Bangladeshi trying to blow up the Federal Reserve, this week. You can’t be suggesting there’s a connection between that and the election campaign.


18 posted on 10/17/2012 8:47:17 PM PDT by AZLiberty (No tag today.)
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To: chessplayer

All I know is this:

I’m retired, but work part-time as a”notary-on-wheels” for law firms, collecting signatures on various legal documents. There has been a massive explosion in the number of people filing for Social Security Disability. These are dropouts from the work force, most of which have no discernable physical limitations. When people are rejected on their application, the lawyers take over and frequently make it work.


19 posted on 10/17/2012 8:55:34 PM PDT by cookcounty ("When I speak, I say what I mean and I mean what I say!" ---Joe Biden, 10/11/2012)
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To: AZLiberty
Perhaps it’s just a coincidence that they arrested a Bangladeshi trying to blow up the Federal Reserve, this week. You can’t be suggesting there’s a connection between that and the election campaign.

In about two weeks the most dangerous place in the world will be Libya. We will wag the hell out of that dog to get voters to forget about Obama's confusion about the Benghazi attack.

20 posted on 10/17/2012 8:55:46 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Big Bird is a brood parasite: laid in our nest 43 years ago and we are still feeding him.)
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To: chessplayer

Is this the continuation of the Romney Rally?


21 posted on 10/17/2012 8:58:10 PM PDT by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: chessplayer

Should be 6% by Oct 23, then 5% Oct. 30, then 4.2% Nov 5! Shazaamm!


22 posted on 10/17/2012 8:59:46 PM PDT by Rennes Templar (I'm starting a business. Who's going to build it for me?)
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To: chessplayer
Hey Gallup, companies are starting to hire in anticipation of Obuma getting the boot...if that doesn't happen, goodbye job growth.

(hey, it's as good an bullsh t explanation to anything the MSM has to offer)

23 posted on 10/17/2012 9:00:13 PM PDT by RckyRaCoCo (I prefer liberty with danger to peace with slavery, IXNAY THE TSA!)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
rofl. Call Romney HQ, tell him he can use that line. Priceless.

That is a Reagan retort if I ever saw one. A winner.

24 posted on 10/17/2012 9:01:02 PM PDT by annieokie (O)
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To: chessplayer

“The decline in unemployment but uptick in the number of Americans working part time but looking for full-time work is likely the result of seasonal hiring, which picks up in the fall for Halloween and continues through the end of the holiday season.”


25 posted on 10/17/2012 9:01:43 PM PDT by WILLIALAL
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To: chessplayer

What state(s) did they leave out of the report this time??


26 posted on 10/17/2012 9:02:28 PM PDT by ObozoMustGo2012
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To: chessplayer
7.3%


             

27 posted on 10/17/2012 9:04:59 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: chessplayer

I happen to believe t hat unemployment is getting lower, and will trend to track down For a while. Bls will show this tomorrow, you will see.

businesses have gotten tired of waiting to hire, and will fill a few needs.


28 posted on 10/17/2012 9:08:47 PM PDT by Paradox (I want Obama defeated. Period.)
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To: Paradox

I assume that Gallup is hiring “seasonal” workers.


29 posted on 10/17/2012 9:14:02 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Paradox

But the issue is WHY is it getting lower. 1) people dropping out of the work force lowers the denominator even if the number working does not change. 2) people are getting hired PART-TIME but want full time employment.

If more are working at all it is a good thing but that is a big IF.


30 posted on 10/17/2012 9:27:58 PM PDT by arrogantsob (The Disaster MUST Go. Sarah herself supports Romney.)
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To: chessplayer; FlingWingFlyer
At some point, if and when it appears Romney will indeed likely be the next President of the United States and NOT Obama, hiring could possibly increase out of such an anticipation.

Remember how hiring began to slow down when it was assumed that Pelosi and Reid would gain control of the House and Senate before the election even happened?

Remember how hiring abruptly haulted and businesses began tightening their belts almost immediately after the election 2006?

I'm not saying this is the case for this story but it is something to keep in mind.

31 posted on 10/17/2012 9:37:26 PM PDT by tsowellfan (KEEP WORKING like we are 10 POINTS DOWN!!!!)
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To: chessplayer

Why doesn’t anybody get this? The market priced in a socialist president when Obummer looked like he was going to win....now the market is pricing in a market conscious, business knowledgeable president...Romney. It couldn’t be more clear.


32 posted on 10/17/2012 9:42:08 PM PDT by reardensteel
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To: chessplayer
It's the overall downsize in full-time employment that must be emphasized!

33 posted on 10/17/2012 9:44:14 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: Aria

Right after they got sued by the regime for putting out unacceptable polling numbers.


34 posted on 10/17/2012 10:47:42 PM PDT by Eagles6 (DNC 2012 Convention: Celebrating infanticide and sodomy. Denying God.What could possibly go wrong?)
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To: Aria

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/09/06/gallup-doj-axelrod


35 posted on 10/17/2012 10:53:40 PM PDT by Eagles6 (DNC 2012 Convention: Celebrating infanticide and sodomy. Denying God.What could possibly go wrong?)
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To: chessplayer

Sorry, this is just too convenient.

It’s not going to save BO’s ass, because everyone thinks he a massive liar these days.


36 posted on 10/17/2012 11:40:37 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (We should ignore the absurd peripheral, and focus on the absurd Obama. People died. He lied!)
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To: Windflier

Thanks for posting that graphic; it’s breathtaking, and should be devastating. I reposted on my Facebook page.


37 posted on 10/18/2012 12:54:35 AM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Love me, love my guns!©)
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To: ApplegateRanch
I reposted on my Facebook page.

Thanks. Spread that graphic far and wide. It tells the unvarnished truth about unemployment under Obama better than any article can.

38 posted on 10/18/2012 6:44:23 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: chessplayer
"U.S. unemployment, as measured by Gallup without seasonal adjustment"

The drill: When the adjusted numbers are LOWER than the unadjusted numbers, use the adjusted numbers. When the adjusted numbers are HIGHER than the unadjusted numbers, use the unadjusted numbers (at least when a Democrat is in office).

39 posted on 10/18/2012 7:02:48 AM PDT by norwaypinesavage (Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
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To: chessplayer

And yet jobless claims are up (unexpectedly, no doubt) by 46,000:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2946574/posts

Nuff said.


40 posted on 10/18/2012 7:11:45 AM PDT by kevao (Is your ocean any lower than it was four years ago?)
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