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It's "Fun with Jobs Numbers" Thursday once again.
1 posted on 07/25/2013 7:46:42 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

And to make the numbers look reasonably good, here is what the “news” tell us :

“The four-week average for jobless claims, which smooths out some of the volatility, was down 1,250 to 345,250 last week. Weekly claims below 350,000 indicate a jobs market that is expanding moderately, economists say.”


2 posted on 07/25/2013 7:47:37 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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Keeping your job is the ‘new’ raise! *SPIT*


3 posted on 07/25/2013 7:47:38 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: SeekAndFind

Durable order numbers skewed by Boeing.


4 posted on 07/25/2013 7:48:10 AM PDT by Perdogg (Cruz-Paul 2016)
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The manipulation of the population is astounding. The headlines in 2003-2007 of sheer doom when we had unemployment at or below 5% and much stronger growth numbers compared to the excuse making of the past five years is nauseating.


5 posted on 07/25/2013 7:50:39 AM PDT by ilgipper (Obama is proving that very bad ideas can be wrapped up in pretty words)
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To: SeekAndFind

Unexpected?................


7 posted on 07/25/2013 7:57:59 AM PDT by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name......Want to have fun? Google your friend's names........)
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343,000

I know I'm supposed to think that is just normal transitioning between jobs and all, but the truth is, I've transitioned between jobs and NOT gone on unemployment.

If you leave your job without one already lined up, and must go on unemployment, then that is not a good thing.

8 posted on 07/25/2013 8:24:21 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory!)
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Moderate as in death being a “moderate condition”. The lying author can burn in hell!


10 posted on 07/25/2013 10:10:29 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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I need some help from FR.

I know they fudge the numbers. I know they count part time jobs, etc in their numbers to inflate the stats.

But, how can I listen to WSB radio tell me this morning that jobless claims are down, but I can read this article that tells me the opposite?

The numbers are the numbers. Who the hell is right?


11 posted on 07/25/2013 4:29:54 PM PDT by qaz123
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Please answer:

350,000 people apply for first time unemployment. This has been going on every month for YEARS!

At what point are there no more people who can lose their jobs, and thus first time unemployment applications start to drop, and celebrations occur?

What am I missing, or too stupid to realize?

14 posted on 07/26/2013 4:53:26 AM PDT by jonascord (Hurrah for the Bonny Blue Flag that bears a Single Star!)
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In other news, the sun unexpectedly rose in the east today.


15 posted on 07/26/2013 4:56:07 AM PDT by yuleeyahoo (Liberty is not collective, it is personal. All liberty is individual liberty. - Calvin Coolidge)
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