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Calif., Ariz. Border Towns Have Nationís Highest Unemployment: Over 28%
CNS News ^ | Nov. 29, 2012 | Terence P. Jeffrey

Posted on 11/30/2012 3:46:05 PM PST by Bon of Babble

The metropolitan areas of Yuma, Ariz., and El Centro, Calif., have the two highest unemployment rates in the country, according to data released Wednesday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

In the El Centro metropolitan area, the unemployment rate for October was 28.1 percent, said BLS. In the Yuma metropolitan area, it was 29.8 percent.

The national unemployment rate in October was 7.9 percent.

(Excerpt) Read more at cnsnews.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: arizona; california

1 posted on 11/30/2012 3:46:09 PM PST by Bon of Babble
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To: Bon of Babble

Interesting, higher levels than the Great Depression. But then we did not try FDR for two terms if I recall correctly.


2 posted on 11/30/2012 3:49:28 PM PST by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: Bon of Babble
California has 12% of the population and 33% of the nation's welfare recipients. I know!! I know!! Let's raise taxes on the RICH and import more destitute Hispanics from Mexico and Central America to grow the economy. Yeah, that'll work.

Just 1 percent of California taxpayers are already providing 45 percent of the state's income tax revenue, such income taxes now fund half the budget.

I'm sure the rich won't mind paying their fair share!!

3 posted on 11/30/2012 3:49:44 PM PST by Bon of Babble (Instant Human....Add Coffee)
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To: Bon of Babble

Sadly, the state on the left just voted for four more years of the same.


4 posted on 11/30/2012 3:50:58 PM PST by Hoodat ("As for God, His way is perfect" - Psalm 18:30)
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5 posted on 11/30/2012 3:52:34 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: Bon of Babble

Yet another reason I’m not proud that I was born in El Centro...


6 posted on 11/30/2012 4:00:47 PM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (Democrats are evil. Republicans are stupid.)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

El Centro aka Hell Centro.


7 posted on 11/30/2012 4:16:31 PM PST by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: Hoodat

Soon coming to a city near you. Only Union Jobs will exist—the rest on the dole—until our credit runs out.


8 posted on 11/30/2012 6:49:49 PM PST by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: Bon of Babble
Question: Couldn't the illegals aliens just as easily go home and be unemployed in Mexico? Or El Salvador?

Answer: Sure they could, but it doesn't pay as well.

9 posted on 11/30/2012 7:05:32 PM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Bon of Babble

BFL


10 posted on 11/30/2012 7:59:10 PM PST by USMCWife6869
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To: Bon of Babble

We have those little towns all around our city. Try these towns zip codes and be sure and look at the demographics.

Lamont 93241
Delano. 93215
Shafter 93263

http://www.zipdatamaps.com/93241


11 posted on 11/30/2012 8:08:54 PM PST by sheana
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To: American in Israel
Interesting, higher levels than the Great Depression. But then we did not try FDR for two terms if I recall correctly.

The leeches hadn't gotten used to how convenient the distribution of wealth can be back then...

12 posted on 12/01/2012 4:33:48 AM PST by trebb (Allies no longer trust us. Enemies no longer fear us.)
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To: sheana

I know those towns well. My grandparents were from Lost Hills, Wasco and then later Bakersfield.


13 posted on 12/01/2012 11:34:26 AM PST by Bon of Babble (Instant Human....Add Coffee)
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To: USMCWife6869

????


14 posted on 12/01/2012 11:49:38 AM PST by Bon of Babble (Instant Human....Add Coffee)
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To: Bon of Babble

They are dangerous and sad places now. I grew up in Lamont which is now about 95% Mexican.


15 posted on 12/01/2012 1:03:04 PM PST by sheana
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To: Bon of Babble

I’m so sorry, I meant PFL (ping for later). I was too tired to read it last night, but I lived in Yuma for 4 years and wanted to read the article.


16 posted on 12/01/2012 5:23:19 PM PST by USMCWife6869
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